The Burlington Chamber Of Commerce is pleased to announce that Carla Y. Nell has been appointed as the organization‘s new President & CEO effective July 22, 2019.  Ms. Nell is replacing Keith Hoey who announced his retirement in January.

“Interest in the CEO position was very high; we received almost 100 applications for the role,” said Tom Flannery, Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors. “We were fortunate to have several exceptional candidates to select from, but in the end, Carla was uniquely qualified and the unanimous choice of our search committee. I am pleased to welcome her to the Burlington Chamber and am confident she will play a key role in successfully delivering value to our members.”

Ms. Nell brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in both the private and public sectors to her new role at the Burlington Chamber.  Her wealth of experience, skills and insights will be of significant value to the Chamber community.

Recently, she served as the Vice-President, Municipal and Stakeholder Relations at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC). Throughout her career she has also gained extensive experience as principal of a professional services consulting firm, has served as a trusted strategic advisor on complex issues to a diverse range of clients, stakeholders and organizations, and was previously a part-time professor at Seneca College in the Faculty of Business.  She holds numerous degrees and professional designations and is a sought-after contributor and speaker by associations serving both the private and public sectors with provincial, national and international profile.   Carla is a highly regarded thought leader whose commitment to customers and partnerships is a signature of her leadership.

“I am delighted to be taking on this important leadership role with the Burlington Chamber of Commerce,” said Ms. Nell. “I look forward to working with the Board of Directors, the membership and other community partners in this capacity to continue the Chamber’s strong legacy of bringing life to business in Burlington.”