August 12, 2019 Speaker

Rene Gallant is vice president of Business Development for Tampa Electric. He is responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with municipal and cooperative utilities and for strategic growth initiatives.
Gallant joined Emera in 2005 as regulatory counsel with Nova Scotia Power. He has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as executive vice president of Business Strategy and Regulatory Affairs for Emera Newfoundland & Labrador.
Prior to joining Emera, Gallant worked at a private law firm and served as general counsel to the Halifax Regional School Board.
Gallant earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Political Science at Mount Allision University, and his Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie Law School. Gallant has served as national president of the Canadian Cancer Society, vice chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and as a fundraising leader for the United Way in the energy industry. He has also served as president of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and as a board member of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada.
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