Rob McInnes

Rob was elected the Chairman of the Canadian Foundation in October 2013 following several years on the board as a Director and Chair of the Fund Raising Committee.  Rob is a 1985 graduate of Dalhousie University in Halifax and was initiated at Nova Scotia Alpha before doing Master’s work at McGill where he affiliated with the Quebec Alpha chapter.

His fraternity experience includes being hired by the general fraternity in 1986 for a two-year term as a Chapter Consultant where he visited over 100 chapters throughout North America, including every Canadian chapter.  He has also been a Province President, Chapter Adviser, House Corporation member, Survey Commissioner, and Alumni Club President.

Rob has been a business development manager with the Port of Halifax since 2004.

Mike Brady

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT

Mr. Brady provides strategic direction as part of the REIT’s leadership team and has direct responsibility for acquisitions, mortgage finance and lender relations, capital markets transactions, and risk management and legal matters, while supporting the REIT’s leasing program. Mr. Brady’s role with acquisitions, finance and leasing includes the structuring, negotiating and documenting of larger and/or more complex transactions. Mr. Brady has been with the REIT since 2006, prior to which he was a partner at the law firms of Baker & McKenzie LLP and McLean & Kerr LLP, respectively, where he practised commercial real estate and leasing, finance and corporate law from 1994 until 2006. Mr. Brady has a B.A. (Economics), M.B.A. and LL.B. from Dalhousie University and is admitted to the Bar of Ontario.

Tyler Yamiolkowski

Tyler is an initiate of the Alberta Alpha Chapter, Bond #1122, initiated January 9, 2010.  Tyler joined Phi Delta Theta while attending the University of Alberta from 2009 to 2010 in pursuit of his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. He subsequently graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). He is also a CPA and is currently pursuing his Chartered Business Valuator (CBV) designation, which he expects to complete in 2023.

He currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta where he is senior manager at Kingston Ross Pasnak LLP in business valuations and litigation support.

Fraternally, Tyler was house manager while an undergraduate, and he served on Alberta Alpha’s chapter advisory board for eight years, primarily as academic advisor. He currently serves on the chapter’s house corporation and is working with them on a major fund-raising house renovation campaign. He has been recognized as Alumnus of the Year and has attended the Fraternity’s 2014 Las Vegas General Convention.

Tyler has also served as the financial agent (treasurer) of a Conservative Party of Canada Electoral District Association in Edmonton from 2017-2019. Tyler joined the Canadian Foundation board as treasurer in August 2022.

Chris Uglanica

Born in Woodstock, no not THAT Woodstock, the one in Ontario, we moved west when I was 5. I had the good fortune to live in places ranging from Edmonton, Alberta all the way up to Inuvik, NWT, and also spent a few years in the Yukon in gold rush country before my parents finally settled down in Warspite, Alberta.

Having attended the University of Alberta, I discovered the incredible world that Phi Delta Theta would open up for me. Although University did not work out for me, I maintained an active involvement with the Alberta Alpha chapter, and became the Chapter Advisory Board Chair from 2000-2004 and 2008-present.

My involvement with Phi Delta Theta gave me many of the skills I found would be required while working for several Fortune 500 companies, such as Canon, Toshiba and Danka. With these skills I broke away from the corporate world to pursue an early love of mine in school, photography. Now, having run my own photography business for the past 10 years, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am today without my involvement in Phi Delta Theta.

I am a fan of most sports, but am very enthusiastic about hockey and paintball, having played on a top tournament level paintball team for a number of years in the past. Now, I play hockey with several alumni of Alberta Alpha and look forward to lacing up the skates every opportunity that I get.

The biggest thing that I have realized through joining Phi Delta Theta is the friendships I have made with my brothers near and far. I continually encourage our active members to get out and experience all that the fraternity has to offer them and to get out of our small circle to fully experience it.

Marc Ballantyne

Marc was initiated at the Alberta Alpha Chapter as Bond #1081 on January 4, 2004. After graduating in 2008 with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, he received his MBA from Cornell in 2021. He is a professional engineer and has worked at Labatt Breweries of Canada since 2010. Currently, he is the general manager of Atlantic Breweries, heading up the Oland Brewery (Halifax) and the Labatt Brewery (St. John’s, NL).

Marc lives in Bedford, Nova Scotia and is currently a member of the North End Business Association in Halifax. In Phi Delta Theta, Marc was chapter president at Alberta Alpha and, from graduation until 2012, was a member of its chapter advisory board.

Marc has experience in business turnaround, data analytics, and performance initiatives implementation, which should suit him well as chair of the marketing and communications committee of the Canadian Foundation.

Marc joined the Canadian Foundation board in August 2022.

Jean-Michel Blais

Jean-Michel Blais has over twenty-eight years of policing experience, having served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the United Nations and now with the Halifax Regional Police. He began his policing career in 1988 in the RCMP in the Québec City area working on various criminal organizations. In 1995, he completed his first tour of duty with the United Nations in Haiti. Following his return, he worked in Québec City and Montréal on the Hell’s Angels and on Colombian drug cartels in Canada, Columbia and Cuba. He was then transferred to Manitoba as a commissioned officer where he worked in municipal, provincial and First Nations policing and was the officer in charge of Major Crimes Services for the province.

In 2004, he was transferred to Ottawa to become a permanent disciplinary adjudicator, then director of the RCMP’s internal disciplinary tribunal. In early 2008, he was assigned to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti as the Deputy Police Commissioner in charge of operations. Upon his return from Haiti in 2009, he worked as the chief prosecutor for the same disciplinary tribunal. In January 2010, following the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti, he returned there to personally lead the recovery of two Canadian police officers and the senior management of the United Nations mission who had perished in the collapse of the UN headquarters. In July 2010, he was transferred to Halifax where he was responsible for labour relations for the Atlantic Region. In September 2011, he was promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in charge of Halifax District RCMP. In October 2012, after twenty-five years in the RCMP, Jean-Michel retired to become the fourth chief of the Halifax Regional Police (HRP) where he works presently.

Since his arrival in HRP, he has reoriented the senior ranks of the organization and spearheaded a new 10-year Strategic Plan. He has also been heavily involved in the community on The Salvation Army Advisory Board and on the Board of Directors of United Way Halifax. In 2014 and 2015, he was the co-chair for the United Way’s Charitable Workplace Campaign, helping to raise more than $12 million dollars.

He has two degrees, one in political science and economics from McGill University and another in law from University of Laval in Québec City. He has published several works on international and national police-related topics, including organized crime, Internet child pornography, human rights, the rule of law in Haiti, aboriginal law and the use of human sources in policing. He has also lectured extensively on leadership and modern police management, with emphasis on dealing with problem employees, unexpected events, the legal obligations of the employer, sustainability of policing in Canada and mental health in policing.

Jean-Michel’s interests vary from reading and writing to cycling and hockey as a hockey Canada Level III referee. He resides in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia and is married with three children aged 30, 23 and 13 as well as two dogs.

Jeffrey Fox

Jeffrey Fox, CFP, assumed the role of Vice President, National Sales Transamerica Life Canada in January 2010.  Jeffrey has been with the Transamerica since 2002, most recently as the Vice President of Sales, Managing General Agencies (MGA) Distribution where he successfully oversaw and managed the national sales strategy for the MGA distribution channel for Life and Investment Products.

With over fifteen years of financial service experience, Jeffrey was formerly with Zurich Canada as a Manager of Sales Development, where he created and managed unique sales opportunities to produce measurable results.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Novia Scotia.  He is also a graduate of the AEGON Leadership Academy held at John Hopkins University in the Baltimore-Washington DC area in 2008.  He received his CFP designation in 2000 and successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1998.

He lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his wife Kelly, daughter Sydney, and dog Scout.  An avid sportsman, Jeffrey can be found on the slopes in winter and on the golf course in warm weather.

Jonathan “Jonty” Harris

Jonty joined Ontario Alpha in 1982 at The University of Toronto. After graduation he was a member of the Ontario Alpha House Corporation and then became Province President. Jonty is a past Treasurer for the Canadian Scholarship Foundation. He is a past Chair of the ALS Society of Canada, the Southlake Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, and the Southlake Hospital Board of Directors in Newmarket Ontario.

Jonty is currently the President of Medike Landes Inc, a trim supplier to major apparel brands worldwide. Normally he travels extensively to plants in Europe and Asia.

Jonty lives in King City, is married to Bianca – a Gamma Phi,  and has three boys.

Bruno Pietrobon

Bruno Pietrobon is a native of Ottawa, ON and graduated in 1989 with Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree from McGill University with minors in Management and Transportation. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School.

Bruno began his career in the railroad equipment industry as a Technical Sales Engineer with Holden in 1989 and rapidly progressed into successively senior management positions in that organization. He became President of Holden America in 2005. Holden America are industry leaders in specialty automobile securement and protection systems for transporting vehicles by rail. Bruno has acquired extensive railroad equipment and industry operational knowledge during his 25 years in the rail supply industry. He is an avid golfer and sports enthusiast

And he serves as Honorary Secretary of The Martlet Foundation, a charitable foundation that supports student-athletes at McGill, mainly through its scholarship program.

Ken Ransby

Ken Ransby (Manitoba ‘69) graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BA (Honours). He is also a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Following a long career with Towers Watson (now Willis Towers Watson) as a Managing Principal, consulting actuary and management consultant in both Canada and the United Sates, he retired in 2010 and now resides in Naples, Florida.

Ken has remained active in Phi Delta Theta since graduation, and is proud to be a member of the Golden Legion and a Director of the Fraternity’s Canadian Foundation. He also has attended a number of biennial conventions and in recent years has been a member of the faculty at several of our international leadership conferences. He is passionate about the Fraternity’s development of leaders, and in 2018 collaborated with other Phi alumni to create the Manitoba Alpha Leadership Fund.