Between the Lines: The Original Top 50 CEOs

Posted on May 12, 2023 | By Dawn Chafe | 0 Comments

“I quickly developed a sense of what was important to Atlantic Canadian companies and leaders of the day. And it wasn’t just dollar signs or bottom lines.”

Back in the day… before corporate social responsibility was an acronym… before diversity, equity and inclusion were the backbone of corporate culture… before “giving back” was a catchphrase and “woke” an accusation… before even the turning of the millennium—it was 1999, if you want to be precise—there were the Top 50 CEOs.

I remember it like it was yesterday.

It was my first year as editor of this magazine. I’d been writing freelance for a few years and working part-time at Memorial University until I went on maternity leave in December ‘97. Six months later, I was ready to go back to work and the magazine asked me to join them full-time. Needless to say, I did.

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