Don Hearn, M.I.M.A., ICD.D

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

As the Municipal Assessment Agency’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Don Hearn oversees the organization’s continued provision of assessment services to 234 municipalities across the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. 

In 1990, Don completed his studies in Appraisal/Assessment Technology at the College of the North Atlantic. He began his career the following year with the Assessment Division of the former Newfoundland Department of Municipal Affairs.

During the course of his 30+ year career, Don has been involved in all facets of real property assessment and valuation of residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional properties.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the property assessment industry. 

Don has extensive experience working with Boards and stakeholders. As CEO, he is responsible for managing the overall operations of the organization and acting as the key representative when engaging stakeholders. Currently, Don leads the executive team and supervisors in creating diverse teams that produce outstanding results, cultivating long-standing client relations, and driving the organization forward. 

Having earned his M.I.M.A. designation, Don is a recognized member of the Institute of Municipal Assessors. He has served on the local executive as a director for District 10 and as chair.  Don is currently a member of the IMA’s Accreditation Committee on a national level as Vice-Chair.

Don completed the Institute of Corporate Directors Program and received his ICD.D accreditation in September 2023. The ICD.D distinction, granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors, represents a lifelong commitment to excellence in the boardroom, a desire to stay current, and to be a more effective director.