Class of 2013
Joseph Shannon is President of Atlantic Corporation. In business since 1964, Atlantic Corporation is wholly owned and privately held by Joseph Shannon. Atlantic Corporation maintains corporate offices in Cape Breton and Halifax, Nova Scotia as well as multiple operating company offices throughout Canada and the United States.
Atlantic Corporation employs in excess of five thousand people throughout its diversified operations, which include businesses in Transportation, Health Care, Information Technology, Real Estate, and Construction.
Joseph Shannon currently serves on several boards, including Royal Bank Mutual Funds, and is the Chair of the Shannon School of Business Advisory Board at Cape Breton University. He has had previous director roles on numerous other Boards including Medavie Blue Cross, Atlantic Shopping Centers, MT&T, DEVCO, Sydney Steel, Montreal Trust and Ultramar PLC.
He was inducted into the Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame in June, 1997 and has received a Doctor of Law Honous Causa LL.D from Cape Breton University.
Joe and his wife Ruth have five children and fourteen grandchildren.