TAKING CHARGE OF
OUR FUTURE

Building a vibrant economy and region requires strong leadership and a collective voice. The Driving Force is that voice. It’s based on the idea that a rising tide benefits everyone, and that you will receive in direct proportion to what you contribute. Your investment will go towards regional marketing and workforce development. It’s about coming together as a united voice for the prosperity of our region

John Wishart

DRIVING FORCE CHAMPION

The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Moncton

John Wishart was born in Moncton, graduated from Moncton High School (the real one), and received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) Degree from the University of King’s College in Halifax.

He returned to Moncton and joined the staff of the Moncton Times & Transcript after graduation, where he worked in various roles for the next 34 years. He was a reporter, editor, the company’s first digital editor, managing editor of both the Fredericton Daily Gleaner and the Telegraph-Journal, as well as editor-in-chief of Brunswick News.
He left the journalism world in 2016 to join the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce as director of communications and operations. In February, 2018, he was appointed as the Chamber’s Chief Executive Officer.

In his spare time, John serves on the board of the Moncton Regional Learning Council, which offers one-on-one adult literacy tutoring, the fund-raising campaign for the Greater Moncton SPCA, the steering committee of the Irving Hoop High School Basketball Classic. In 2019, he was appointed to the national board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada organization.

In his spare, spare time, he likes to read anything to do with politics and history and does some short-distance running. John and his wife, Charmaine, have three adult children.