New CEO for Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce has appointment Jason Aebig as Chief Executive Officer
For more information, please see the news release included below.
The Board of the Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Aebig as Chief Executive Officer following an extensive selection process led by independent human resources consulting firm, Towriss & Associates Workforce Solutions Ltd.
Aebig is a former business owner and communications executive who has been twice elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors.
“Jason’s career focus has been elevating and amplifying the voice of business in Saskatoon,” notes Carla Browne, Board Chair. “As a business owner, Chamber volunteer, community leader and life-long resident of Saskatoon, he has developed a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing our city, business community and membership.”
Aebig will leave his current post as senior communications advisor for Nutrien and assume his new role on October 5, 2020. Prior to joining Nutrien, he co-owned public relations and advertising agency Creative Fire where he advised senior leaders in many of Saskatchewan’s Top 100 companies, organizations, SME’s and charities. In 2017, he was recognized for his significant volunteer and community service by Leadership Saskatoon. He is a former Board Chair for Saskatoon’s United Way, Remai Modern and University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association. Currently, he sits on the Board of Governors for St. Thomas More College and serves as Board Chair for Sask Arts. He stepped away as Vice-Chair of the Saskatoon Chamber Board in July.
Aebig acknowledges that he assumes his new role in a period of economic uncertainty, however, he says the Chamber and its members are ready to help Saskatoon recover.
“Saskatoon’s businesses are ready to lead Saskatoon’s economic recovery. Our restaurants, retailers, tourism providers, Indigenous enterprises, arts organizations and other businesses are on the front lines of this challenge, doing their best to keep their doors open and keep people employed. With the right tools, business climate and freedom to grow, they’ll do what they do best: adapt, innovate and help Saskatoon rebound stronger than ever.”
Browne agrees, noting that the Chamber’s advocacy efforts will continue to focus on Saskatoon’s economic recovery, including reducing regulatory burdens for growth, actively promoting “buy local” procurement and household spending, proposing incentives for small and medium size business to hire again, levelling the playing field for Indigenous-owned businesses, and getting people back to work.
The Saskatoon Chamber wishes to thank Towriss & Associates for its diligence leading the selection process, and all applicants who expressed an interest in the position.