Central Development Corporation Hires Kent Bruyneel as New Executive Director

Central Development Corporation (CDC) is pleased to announce the hiring of a new Executive Director. His name is Kent Bruyneel; and he has been on the job since late-November. Mr. Bruyneel holds advanced degrees in business, publishing, English and accounting. He brings to CDC a passion for development work and a contagious enthusiasm for the economic future of Prince Edward Island.  Though born and raised in Vancouver, he recently moved with his family back to Charlottetown, where he graduated from U.P.E.I.

Kent Croken, Chair of the Board of Directors for CDC, expressed how pleased the board was to attract Mr. Bruyneel. “We feel fortunate to have attracted such a strong and passionate candidate for this position,” Mr. Croken said. “We are expecting very big things from him.”

Mr. Bruyneel and his family coined the term “eastszing” to describe their move from Vancouver to PEI. The story of their move, and of the eastsizing trend they named, was featured widely this past summer in places such as the CBC and Yahoo.

In addition to running the not-for-profit CDC, Mr. Bruyneel has also been put in charge of Central Property Management, a commercial and industrial leasing company that manages a suite of three properties on behalf of CDC.

Central Development Corporation (CDC) is a not-for-profit enterprise that seeks to foster economic and community development in Central Prince Edward Island.