Jim Hepworth has over 10 years experience working for First Nations Communities within the Atlantic Region in the field of community and economic development. He has been with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMM) since 1995. Before being selected for his position as Director of Community Programs and Corporate Services, Jim was Economic Development Officer at The CMM. As Senior Director, Jim is responsible for the operation of all programs and services with Tripartite Secretariat and Liaison, Education, Health, MMDC, and Economic Development. Prior to his employment at The CMM he worked at the Canada Employment Centre and Statistics Canada.
Jim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Human Resource Management and Economics from Saint Mary’s University. Jim is a Certified Human Resources Professional with the Canadian Counsel of Human Resources. Jim Hepworth is the co-chair of the Steering committee of the Tripartite Forum. Jim Hepworth is a member of the Board of Directors for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre.