Mr. Chris Greenberg is a dedicated and technically skilled business professional with a versatile skill set developed through experience as an entrepreneur, business developer and community leader. Currently Mr. Greenberg is the CEO of Global Safety Network and Owner of Express Employment Professionals (Grand Forks, Fargo, and Minot, North Dakota; Aberdeen and Watertown, South Dakota; and Tampa, Florida). A highly experienced Operations Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of highly competitive industries, cutting-edge markets, and fast-paced environments. Mr. Greenberg has strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record of more than 19 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, business unit development, project and product management, and proprietary software development. He also has the proven ability to successfully analyze an organization’s critical business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings. Mr. Greenberg lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with his wife Sonya.
President and CEO, Director
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. Mr. Richard MacPherson is responsible for day-to-day operations of the company. Mr. MacPherson is the Founder of the Company, and successfully led the early development and commercialization of the firm’s technologies, dating back to 2008. Together with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), and their world-class research and development teams, Mr. Macpherson was able to successfully launch and continually grow the Midwest program into the successful business operation throughout Canada and the United States that it is today. One of his main strengths was bringing together the best group of professionals in the industry to meet the tasks and challenges of developing a multi-million dollar enterprise from the ground up.
MacPherson has spent over 25 years at the senior levels of management in many industries across Canada and the U.S. including communications, industrial production and internet marketing firms, prior to starting Midwest Energy Emissions Corp. During that time he was successful in building and creating continuous growth in enterprise value through results at every post.
Mr. Brian Johnson currently serves as CEO of Choice Financial Group, a financial institution offering full-service bank, insurance, and investments options. Choice is a $900 million locally owned community bank with 15 locations in North Dakota and one in Minnesota and has about 205 employees.
Mr. Johnson has been with Choice Financial since 1999 and has held the positions of President of the bank’s Walhalla, North Dakota, location; Market President for the bank's two locations in Grand Forks, North Dakota; Chief Credit Officer; and COO. He is also a member of the company's Board of Directors, Senior Credit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Johnson is a native of Walhalla, North Dakota, and graduated from the University of Jamestown with a Business Management and Economics degree.
Mr. Johnson has served on various boards including the Chamber of Commerce and Regional Economic Development. In March 2011, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis named him to its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council of the Ninth District. In 2013, he was named Chairman of the Board and meets semiannually with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors on economics and banking.
Mr. Johnson has a wife, Necole, and four children. He enjoys tennis, golf, and attending his children’s sporting events.
Mr. Chris Lee currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Butler Machinery Company, a position he has held since July 2014. Butler Machinery Company is a regional dealer of top-quality heavy construction equipment and agriculture equipment with locations in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. At Butler Machinery, Mr Lee manages all banking and insurance relationships, and oversees the accounting, credit, finance, fleet, flight, safety, and building maintenance functions, while providing broad oversight of the Company’s health and retirement plan administration. In this capacity, he provides a very broad financial and accounting management presence. Prior to taking this position, Mr. Lee was a partner at Eide Bailly, LLP, a top 25 public accounting firm with 26 offices in 12 states. While at Eide Bailly he worked with numerous clients across the country of all sizes, in a variety of industries, with a heavier focus on financial institutions, which included providing financial statement audit services, internal audit services, agreed upon procedure services, merger and acquisition consulting services, and other general business consulting. Mr. Lee is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Dakota Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 2003, Mr. Lee graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
Mr. Allan T. Grantham, CPCA, CEA, CFP, TEP, is the founder and has been President of Atlas Estate Planning Services Limited, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, since July 2003. The company specializes in personal and corporate estate planning services. Mr. Grantham, who has been in the life insurance industry since 1978, has concentrated in the estate, tax, and financial planning areas since 1983. Mr. Grantham and his wife are actively involved in various charitable organizations, both Canadian-based and internationally, including creating “Friends of Haiti”, which raises funds for projects and children in Haiti, and is administered through Chalice Canada, a charity which provides nutrition, education, and shelter to children and the elderly in various developing countries.
Mr. Baxter has been a partner of McInnes Cooper, a full-service Canadian law firm with 6 offices in Atlantic Canada, since February 1, 2017. Mr. Baxter’s law practice is focused on business, tax and estate planning. He is the current President of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society (the regulator of the legal profession in the province) and chairs its Council (the governing body of the Society) and its Executive Committee. He previously served three consecutive terms as an elected member of Council and is past chair of the Society’s Finance Committee. Mr. Baxter served as the Vice Chair of the Nova Scotia Securities Commission from April 2004 to April 2010 and as a member of the commission from January 2002 to April 2010. He is a former member of the Joint Forum of Financial Market Regulators (the forum through which pension, securities and insurance regulators co-ordinate, harmonize and streamline the regulation of financial products and services in Canada), as a representative of the Canadian Securities Administrators. From May 1995 to January 2002, Mr. Baxter served on the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of the TSX listed company, Gammon Gold Resources Inc., a predecessor of Alamos Gold Inc.
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