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Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce announces new CEO

Jason King

The Greater Oshawa Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has a new CEO.

The search committee has selected Jason King, who takes over for current CEO, Nancy Shaw, who retires on Sept. 7 after almost six years of service to the business community.

The Chamber says Shaw’s vision and leadership has transformed the Chamber’s business practices, vision and pathway, noting her strong leadership and dedication have supported and strengthened the business community in Oshawa and surrounding areas.

“It has been an honour and a pleasure to serve as the Oshawa Chamber CEO over the past five-and-a-half years,” says Shaw.

“I thank the Board, volunteers and Chamber members for all your unwavering support, you have allowed my time at the Chamber, to be an amazing experience,” she adds.

Cassandra Wildman, President of the Chamber, says, “On behalf of the Greater Oshawa Chamber Board of Directors, we want to extend our sincere thanks to Ms. Shaw for her hard work, and we appreciate everything she has done for the community.”

King says the Chamber is vital to the business community.

“Over the past five-and-a-half years, Nancy and the team have done a great job of adapting to the ever-increasing pace of change in how the world does business by introducing new ways to connect and support our members and build a better Chamber together,” says King.

“I look forward to working with the Chamber team and Board to take up their vision of further modernizing how we serve our members and community,” he adds.

Since opening his first Oshawa business on Celina Street in 1996, King says community building has been at the heart of his work.

“It’s such an honour and a thrill to have the opportunity to work together with so many of our local business leaders toward further making the Greater Oshawa area a place of opportunity and prosperity,” says King.