Navigating the New Normal Panel Discussion
May 25, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brought to you by our partners The Durham Region Economic Taskforce. Inclusive of all BOT's, Chambers & EcDev offices
Join panelists Perrin Beatty, Rocco Rossi, and Michelle Eaton for a panel discussion on how the business community can navigate
the path to a new normal.
Perrin Beatty - President and CEO of Candian Chamber of Commerce,
Rocco Rossi - President and CEO of Ontario Chamber of Commerce, and Michelle Eaton - Vice President, Public Affairs of Ontario Chamber of Commerce
The panel will be hosted by Regional Chair, John Henry.
Monday, May 25th
2:00pm - 3:00pm
John Henry – Chair, Region of Durham
Elected as Durham’s Regional Chair and CEO in 2018, John Henry served as the Mayor of Oshawa from 2010 to 2018, and Regional Councillor for Oshawa’s Ward 5 from 2006 to 2010. Born and raised in Oshawa and a dedicated volunteer, John has a vested interest in the future development, prosperity and quality of life for Durham residents, while keeping a close eye on fiscal responsibility.
Perrin Beatty – President and CEO of Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Honourable Perrin Beatty, PC, OC, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the 200,000-member Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most representative national business association. Before joining the Canadian Chamber in August 2007, Perrin held the same role at Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME).
Rocco Rossi – President and CEO of Ontario Chamber of Commerce
A successful entrepreneur and business executive, champion fundraiser, and dedicated public servant, Rocco Rossi joined the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in 2018 as President and CEO. Prior to joining the OCC, Rossi most recently served as President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada where he helped to advance the research, advocacy, education and awareness of the most common cancer in men.
Michelle Eaton – Vice President, Public Affairs, Ontario Chamber of Commerce
A communications and public affairs professional for close to 15 years, Michelle Eaton joined the OCC team in 2018 as Vice President of Communications and Government Relations. Michelle has provided strategic direction, vision, and advice on communications and public affairs strategies to executives in multinational Fortune 500 Companies as well as senior federal cabinet ministers. Michelle is also currently the Chair of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.