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Michael M. Novac, P.Eng., CPM ®

President & CEO

 

Michael Novac is a life-long business executive and real estate practitioner, who has been personally responsible for the management, development, and/or rehabilitation of several key commercial, industrial, mixed-use, and entertainment/hospitality developments throughout North America.  In addition, he has been involved in the gaming industry since 1994 and was the developer of the Great Blue Heron Charity Casino in Port Perry, Ontario.  He continues his involvement in this industry by establishing niche market casino opportunities; seeking and identifying partnerships and financing; and initiating acquisition proposals.  Under his leadership, Sonco was the developer and  project manager for the Grey Eagle Casino, which opened on December 19, 2007, and is located on the Tsuu T’ina Nation just outside Calgary, Alberta.  His involvement with Grey Eagle Casino continues as Sonco operates the casino on behalf of Tsuu T’ina.  As President and Director of Sonco Gaming New Brunswick Limited, he is an integral part of the team which developed, constructed, financed and operates Casino New/Nouveau-Brunswick, located in Moncton, NB.  The Complex which includes a casino, hotel and entertainment/convention centre officially opened on June 23, 2010.  In addition, Michael  is the Honorary Consul General of Austria for the Atlantic Provinces. 

At the 2010 Canadian Gaming Summit held in Calgary, AB in April, Michael was awarded the Canadian Gaming Industry Award for Outstanding Leadership and Contribution by the Canadian Gaming Association in  recognition of his contributions to the gaming sector in Canada.

Harry F. Hamilton, CA

Vice President, Finance

 

Harry has been Vice President – Finance for the Sonco companies for the last 12 years. He has a business degree from Mount Allison University and is a Chartered Accountant who has practiced in the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and Newfoundland.  Harry was a partner in the accounting firm of Peat Marwick for 11 years where he was responsible for private and public clients and was involved in staff training and professional practice.  Since 1993, Harry has served as Chief Financial Officer for the Sonco Group of Companies.  He is experienced in accounting, taxation, and financing matters in real estate, retail, and other types of businesses.

Debbie McIsaac, CPS, RPA

Vice President, Operations

 

Debbie has been employed with Sonco for 25 years, and is responsible for both the administration of Sonco’s offices as well as for the management of Sonco's commercial properties in Halifax and St. John’s.  Her responsibilities include marketing space; lease negotiations and preparation; tenant contact and liaison; supervision of maintenance and support staff; tenant coordination; accounting; and general day-to-day maintenance of building operations.   She has a Bachelor of Secretarial Arts from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax and recently received her Registered Property Administrator (RPA) designation through BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association).  Debbie served on the Board of Directors of BOMA Atlantic from 1995 to 2005.

Debbie McIsaac
Vice President, OperationsHarry Hamilton
Vice President, Finance

Michael M. Novac, P.Eng., CPM ®

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Harry F. Hamilton, CA

Vice President, Finance

Debbie McIsaac, CPS, RPA

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