BIA Board Members
Brendan Bates – Director
Dermot Collins – Director
Dermot represents both the Hilton Saint John along with the Trade and Convention Centre and has been an Uptown Saint John board member for five years. When asked what he loves about Uptown Saint John, Dermot expressed his love for the streetscapes, the architecture, the pedway system and the working port.
Andrew Costin – President
Andrew represents Gorman Nason, the law firm at which he practices. Andrew has been a member of the Uptown Saint John board for three years. When asked what he loves about Uptown Saint John, Andrew expressed his love for the vibrancy and energy offered by the Uptown core.
Scott Crowell – Director and Secretary/Treasurer
Scott represents Grant Thornton as an experienced tax professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus on accounting. Scott is one of our newest members to the board joining in June 2018. When asked what he loves about Uptown Saint John, Scott stated that it was hard to choose, but overall he loves the architecture and the people which provides our city, community, and province with a constant reminder of our culture and identity.
John C. Gillis – Director
John is both a lawyer and manager of Gilbert McGloan Gillis. He has an extensive background residing
on many committees both past and present, such as Chairperson and Member of the New Brunswick
Wildlife Council and a member of the Saint John Substandard Properties Appeal Committee. John is one
of our newest members joining in April 2018. When asked what he loves about Uptown Saint John, he
said he loves it for its mix of both small and big city benefits. “In terms of small city benefits, everything
is within easy walking distance and everyone is friendly and personable. We also enjoy the big city
benefits of a wide variety of services along with great dining and entertainment options. The unique
balance gives me the opportunity to service clients from around the world while maintaining an
unparalleled quality of life.”
Tracy Hanson – Marketing & Communications (Staff – Uptown SJ)
Tracy looks after the marketing and communications at Uptown Saint John. Tracy has been with the business improvement association for eight years. When asked what she loves about Uptown Saint John, Tracy expressed her love for the urban vibe, the restaurants, the live music on the streets and the rich history. Saint John is the best Maritime city, hands down.
Cathy Hutchinson – Director and Chair of Governance
Cathy represents Manchester Shoe Salon located in Market Square. Cathy has been a member of the Uptown Saint John board for five years now. When asked what she loves about Uptown Saint John, Cathy responded “what’s not to love?” Cathy lives and works in the Uptown area, she loves the vibrancy, walkability, the character of the architecture, the convenience to the art community and the entertainment.
Kevin Loughery – Vice President and Chair of Marketing
Kevin represents the City of Saint John along with the Saint John City Market. Kevin has been a member of the Uptown Saint John board for five years. When it comes to Uptown Saint John, Kevin loves the array of offerings; be it housing, retail or dining. He loves how Uptown Saint John offers a beautiful, scenic and historic footprint integrated with a supportive and welcoming community.
Deborah MacDonald – Office Manager (Staff – Uptown SJ)
When asked what she loves about Uptown Saint John, Deborah said I live, work and play in the Uptown- it’s home.
Steven Peever – Director
Donna Reardon – Director and City of SJ Rep
Donna and her husband represent 122-144 Prince William Street, a renovated building containing commercial and residential units. Donna has been a member of the Uptown Saint John board for 8-10 years. Being both a resident and business owner in the Uptown Urban Core, Donna expressed her love for many aspects of Uptown Saint John. Donna loves the walkability, the design and the ability to get to know your neighbors.
Nancy Tissington – Executive Director (Staff – Uptown SJ)
Nancy is the Executive Director at Uptown Saint John. Nancy has been with the business improvement association since Fall of 2014. When asked what she loves about Uptown Saint John, Nancy expressed her love for the walkability and the fact that Uptown Saint John is nestled next to the Bay of Fundy.
Stephanie Turner – Director
Stephanie represents Partners Global Corporate Real Estate. Stephanie is one of this year’s newest members of the Uptown Saint John board, joining in April of 2017. When asked what she loves about Uptown Saint John, Stephanie raved about the architecture, the water, the walkability/the internal pedway system, the city market, and the restaurants/pubs/wine bars/micro-breweries/outdoor patios.
Krista Wetmore – Director
Craig Wilkins – Director
Craig represents Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John along with Brunswick Square Shopping Center. Craig is one of this year’s newest members of the Uptown Saint John board, joining in April of 2017. When asked what he loves about Uptown Saint John, Craig stated that his list could go on and on. Craig expressed love for how incredibly kind the people are, the history that is evident when walking the streets and the ability to experience 85 different restaurants or bars within a 4 block radius.