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16 September 2020 (FREDERICTON)  

Fredericton Chamber of Commerce CEO Krista Ross has been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top 50 CEOs for 2020 by Atlantic Business Magazine. Krista was “presented” with the honour at a virtual awards gala last night. 

“It is well known in the Fredericton area and throughout the chamber network in Canada that Krista is a force of nature and a passionate advocate on behalf of her members and the entire business community,” said Bob Chisholm, Fredericton chamber president. “Our board of directors is very pleased that she is being recognized by Atlantic Business Magazine in this manner – she is a most deserving recipient.” 

A total of eight individuals from the Fredericton area are part of the 2020 list of Top 50 CEOs. In addition to Krista, they are: 

  • Johanne Gallant, Fredericton International Airport 
  • Jill Green, Green Imaging Technologies 
  • Asif Hassan, Simptek 
  • Keith McIntosh, PGA / PLATO Testing 
  • Larry Shaw, Knowledge Park / Ignite Fredericton 
  • Amit Virmani, Naveco Power 
  • Pat Whalen, Luminultra 

“What makes this recognition particularly significant for me is the group of CEOs from the Fredericton area that are part of the 2020 cohort – I have so much respect for these individuals and am honoured to be in their company,” added Ross. “It is a particular point of pride that all eight of the recipients from our region are members of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce. These are all business and community leaders that continue to support our organization year after year and that lets me know that our team is doing something special.” 

A letter of support signed by every Fredericton Chamber of Commerce board president that Krista has worked for during her tenure focuses on growing the organization through her positivity, member-centric attitude, inclusivity and ability to connect with people. It reads, in part: 

“Throughout it all, Krista has not only fought for her members, but has also maintained a positive outlook … her emphasis on inclusion, diversity and welcoming newcomer entrepreneurs to both our chamber and our community…. all of this only works because of the (a) the genuine passion that Krista displays every day, and (b) the one-on-one connections that she is able to make with people. As a true leader, people are happy to follow because they know she’s passionate, they know she’s serious and they have a connection with her.” 

Atlantic Business Magazine states on its website that its “…intention is to give a worthy individual the recognition he/she deserves as well as to use their example to inspire other companies and business leaders to achieve similar success.” 


About the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce 

The Fredericton Chamber of Commerce, a nationally accredited organization with more than 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 ‘Stronger Community Through Business Prosperity’. 

For more information, please contact: 

Krista Ross, CEO, Fredericton Chamber of Commerce                      / (506) 458-8006

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