Ruston Goepel - Director
Mr. Goepel is Senior Vice President at Raymond James Ltd. He entered the investment business in 1968 specializing in institutional sales with Ryan Investments and Pemberton Securities Ltd. In 1989 he was a founding partner and CEO of Goepel Shields & Partners, a national securities dealer which was acquired by Raymond James Inc. -the 8th largest U.S. brokerage firm- in January 2001. Mr. Goepel is Chairman of the Business Council of British Columbia and a Director and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee. Mr. Goepel is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and a Past Governor of the Vancouver Stock Exchange. He is also a Director of a number of Canadian companies. Mr. Goepel was the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal for Business Leadership and Community Service.