FREDERICTON, NB – At the recent Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada conference, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce chief executive officer, Krista Ross was named Executive of the Year for 2016-17. The conference, hosted in Fredericton, immediately preceding the Canadian Chamber of Commerce conference was attended by more than 100 local chamber executives from coast-to-coast.
It was the second time receiving the award for Ms Ross, who previously received the award during her first stint as chamber CEO in the 1990s.
“Being recognized by one’s peers is a humbling honour,” said Ross. “There are amazing individuals running chambers in every province and territory that I learn from everyday. If there is anything that sets me apart, it’s the strength of my team here in Fredericton - I share this award with my staff who are second-to-none professionals.”
Several members of the Fredericton chamber’s board of directors were on-hand as Ms Ross received her award.
“I couldn’t imagine a more deserving recipient of such an award than Krista,” said Keir Clark, Fredericton chamber president. “Her bottomless reserves of energy, passion for business and love for her community are evident every single day. She is a big part of the reason our chamber has a high membership rate and why am proud to serve as the organization’s president.”
The award was presented on 22 September 2017 at a recognition dinner at the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s campus.
The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, a nationally accredited organization with nearly 1,000 members, is an active business organization engaged in policy development and advocacy that affects the competitiveness of our members and the Canadian business environment. The Chamber’s vision is 'Community Prosperity Through Business'.
Contact: Krista Ross, CEO, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce – (506) 458-8006
L to R: Stuart Harrison, CEO, Peterborough Chamber of Commerce; Awards Committee Chair; Krista Ross, CEO Fredericton Chamber of Commerce; Nancy Healy, CEO, St. John’s Board of Trade, CCEC President; Shelley Morris, Executive Director, CCEC
Photo credit: Bob Hammersley, CEO, St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce