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 - 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.
Office Administrator - Monique Hong
Born and raised in Fredericton, Monique attended St. Thomas University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. In 2015, she completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Development with honours at Toronto’s Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Monique has five years of experience working as a research assistant, through which she contributed to published policy inputs.
Monique assists the Director and Succession with the Succession Connect Program, she joined the Chamber’s team in 2016, just before the program's launch. She manages office records, inventory, and publishes the Hive’s monthly newsletter. Working directly with New Canadian investors, Monique aims to provide support for those who are new to doing business in Canada, and New Brunswick in particular. She is inspired by her mother and father, both former business owners.
Succession Specialist - Levi Lawrence
Levi is a passionate entrepreneur with a background in the food, hospitality, distribution and e-commerce industries. Beginning as a chef with a special interest in the development of food-related businesses, he has continued developing his business connections and experience through the Wallace McCain Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leaders Program and continues to share his experience and knowledge with various professional and industry networks.
Accompanying his passion for business development and food, he has a life-long interest in other cultures, language and travel. Having had the opportunity to work abroad and return he is especially interested in working with New Canadians coming from afar to join his much-loved community.
As Succession Specialist with the chamber, he actively develops relationships with new immigrant entrepreneurs and investors and connects with local businesses to offer a succession solution as they transition to their next project or well-deserved retirement.