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.



Wayne McDonald

In his current role as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations, he is responsible for community investment, and stakeholder relations for the Dieppe based J.D. Irving, Limited affiliated companies throughout Canada and the United States.

Past and current community involvement includes:

  • N.B. Community College Board of Governors
  • N.B. Heart & Stroke Foundation Board of Directors
  • Canadian Cancer Society Board of Directors
  • Greater Moncton Economic Leadership Council
  • Extraordinary Care Campaign Cabinet, Friends of the Moncton Hospital
  • Volunteer mentor at Lou Mac Narin School (PALS)
  • South East Labor Market Partnership – Workforce Retention Working Group
  • Beaverbrook School Advisory Committee


Founded in 1882, J.D. Irving (JDI) currently operates in both Canada and the United States. They are a team of over 18,000 with business units in:

  • Agriculture
  • Construction & Equipment
  • Consumer Products
  • Hydro Energy
  • Food
  • Forestry & Forestry Products
  • Retail & Distribution
  • Shipbuilding & Industrial Fabrication
  • Transportation & Logistics

It is through their dedicated team using the best practices to make the best products that enable us to better serve our customers – at home and around the globe.