Jim Hepworth has over 10 years of 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 (The CMM) since 1995. Before being selected for his position as CEO of The CMM Development Corporation, Prior to being a Senior Director, Jim was responsible for the operation of all programs and services with Tripartite Secretariat and Liaison, Education, Health, MMDC, and Economic Development, before becoming Senior Director, Jim was also the Economic Development Officer at The CMM. 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 a member of the Board of Directors for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre.