The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Supt. Craig Gibson

Supt. Craig Gibson, 55, First African-Canadian commanding officer of the RCMP

He is used to making a difference in communities across Canada, as he’s done in his 30-plus years on the job. But this summer, he made history, becoming the RCMP’s first black commanding officer when he took the top post in Prince Edward Island. Gibson, who currently co-chairs the National Advisory Committee for Visible Minorities, says he hopes his promotion will inspire all RCMP members to advance their careers within the organization. “I have had the opportunity to mentor several visible minority RCMP members during my career and will continue to promote diversity in the RCMP.”