For over twenty years Ron Jeppesen was a Project Manager and Construction Supervisor with the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works.
He holds a journeyman certificate in carpentry, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management (MCPM) from Saint Mary’s University/York University Schulich School
of Business. He is also an accredited Project Management Professional (PMP) through the Project Management Institute, the leading global association for the
project management profession.
In his years with the Province, Ron managed a succession of projects with a specialty in historic reconstruction or restoration, building construction,
hazardous materials remediation and emergency response management. Highlights of his career are the project and logistics planning of built infrastructure
for the 1995 G7 Summit, recovery operations of Swissair Flight 111 based at Shearwater, the Swissair Memorial construction, and project management of the
restoration/renovation of Government House.
Prior to working with the province, Ron owned a specialty construction company manufacturing furniture and cabinets, and conducting retail fit ups and leasehold
improvements. His work experience encompasses luxury housing estates in Mississippi, Habitat for Humanity homes in Guatemala, and design and construction of
the largest operating field morgue in the world.
Ron has lectured on project management methodology and application locally, and has presented internationally on air crash management and emergency response management.
He currently works with the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) delivering project management training and courses.