Chief Executive Officer - Krista Ross
Chamber CEO Krista Ross has nearly 30 years of results-driven experience in industries from association management to printing and communications, to real estate. Successful entrepreneur, business owner and mentor. Skilled negotiator, community builder, fiscal manager and economic development driver. Krista was General Manager of the Fredericton Chamber from 1989 to 1997 followed by 14 years as an award-winning private business owner. Krista joined the Chamber as CEO in September of 2011 and in 2017 she was chosen Chamber Executive of the Year for Canada by Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada. Krista lives on Fredericton’s north side with her daughter Rachel.
Membership Development and Marketing Manager - Christine Little
Christine brings over 10 years experience in the not-for-profit sector to her role as membership development and marketing manager. During that period she built strong networks, created successful fundraising events and developed relationships with key stakeholders in the area.
She is dedicated to the community, volunteering on various boards, including the Fredericton Marathon committee, the United Way Forever Fund, the Women's Executive Group and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, where she is the director of volunteers.
Her purpose as membership development and marketing manager is to recruit and retain businesses that operate in the Greater Fredericton Area. She looks forward to working with individuals and companies to ensure they get the most out of their experience with the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce.
Policy and Research Manager - Morgan Peters
As Policy and Research Manager, Morgan liaises with all stakeholders and advocates on behalf of members in various forms. In this context he researches key issues and collaboratively recommends, produces and communicates relevant policies and positions. Since completing a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws at UNB, he has acquired extensive experience in writing, researching and communicating in the greater Fredericton area and the province at large in the legal and education sectors.
Operations and Communications Manager (Reception) - Wendy Morrell
Wendy's role as Operations and Communications Manager began in 2004. As Operations Manager Wendy ensures the chamber facilities, equipment and office services are running smoothly. The Communications Manager role is responsible for delivering a number of key chamber communications vehicles specifically email communications, annual membership directory, Insight magazine and the chamber website. Wendy is also responsible for maintaining the chamber's membership database. If you are interested in learning more about how your business can gain exposure through advertising please feel free to contact Wendy.
Event Manager - Tanya Senechal
With 6 years in the Event Industry, Tanya is only certain of one thing: running events is in her blood. Having previously spent 4 years as an Event Coordinator in Halifax, and 2 years as a Venue Sales Executive in London, UK, Tanya's passion is putting on events that not only support the community, but bring people together. Tanya's role at the Chamber is to organize all Chamber events, large and small, and she hopes to see you at the next Business Over Breakfast.
Director, Fredericton Immigrant Business Services - Janet Moser
As Director of the Fredericton Immigrant Business Service Center. Janet brings over 30 years of professional experience. From business owner, to fund development officer for not for profit organizations to career councillor for local post secondary colleges Janet is a professional who strives for excellence of those she is working with and for. Along with her years of experience Janet is a connector, negotiator, liaison and advocate working between government and private industry involving the development and startup success of immigrant investors in Fredericton and across New Brunswick. With seven years experience in business immigrant services and directing three uniquely individual and innovative business programs Janet's interest and understanding of cultural inclusion and diversity is second to none. You can find Janet's office located in the Knowledge Park off site of the main Fredericton Chamber of Commerce office in the heart of Fredericton's business startup ecosystem Janet and her team welcome all newcomers to visit and learn more about doing business in Canada and to support their success in becoming pioneers of immigrant business development in New Brunswick.
Bookkeeper - Brianne Phillips
Brianne started with the Chamber for her student placement program after attending CompuCollege in Dec 2004. She accepted the position of Events Coordinator for 2 years but has held the title of part time bookkeeper since 2007. She has worked in the IT industry for the past 10 years but has recently made the change back to working as bookkeeper for small local businesses. She currently enjoys living the country life in Beaver Dam with her husband, Tristan and two children Alexis and Hudson.
Succession Specialist - Darcy Crowe
Darcy Crowe grew up in the Fredericton and graduated from FHS prior to moving with her family to Saint John where she studied at UNBSJ and received a Bachelor of Applied Management in Hospitality and Tourism degree (BAMHT).
Darcy worked as an Inside Account Manager for Innovatia and then transitioned to an Executive Account Manager role within HDN, having the opportunity to oversee commercial accounts within various international firms. Darcy joined TD Insurance in 2007, and has been a Team Manager within their Claims department since 2014. She has built exceptional leadership skills, with a passion for coaching and mentorship. Darcy has been overseeing the hiring and onboarding of new employees within her department for over two years. Within this capacity, she has worked to build out the support infrastructure necessary to facilitate skill development and new hire support that is critical to performance and retention efforts.
On a personal note, Darcy is married and raising two beautiful daughters ages 7 and 9. Outside of work you would find her spending time with her family, enjoying the trails, or working in her vegetable garden.
Office Administrator - HIVE/Succession Connect - Fredericton Immigrant Business Services Centre - Ksenia Sehic
Born in Bosnia, Ksenia Sehic immigrated at the age of three with her family to NB as refugees during the Bosnia-Herzegovina war. Although Ksenia has spent the majority of her life as a Canadian, the family history is rich with the Bosnian culture and the understanding of immigrating to a brand new life in a new country for safety, peace and new opportunities will remain with her always.
Ksenia is a graduate from St. Thomas University and holds a double major in Human Rights and Sociology. Before joining Succession Connect and The Hive Ksenia was employed by the Province of NB with the Population Growth Division in Immigration. Working within the government has helped her gain knowledge on the immigration initiatives and programs and the importance it plays in the economic growth of our province. Prior to that Ksenia has also been involved with business start-ups and is familiar with the work and programs currently being offered within the Fredericton eco-system. Her personal and professional experiences will align to support our work and she comes in with a strong understanding of our mandate in supporting economic immigration in NB and the importance therein.
Fredericton is home for Ksenia and she is a big advocate for the beauty that this city possess. She loves to spend time outdoors biking, playing volleyball and enjoying the local food scene.