Sandra Pupatello named CEO of Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation
May 10, 2013 | By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
The WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation has announced that former Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Trade, Sandra Pupatello, will be joining WEEDC as Chief Executive Officer.
Pupatello, who spent 16 years at Queen’s Park, brings with her public sector experience, as well as extensive business contacts both in Canada and abroad.
“It is a privilege for me to welcome Sandra to the WEEDC team. Her arrival as WEEDC CEO sends a strong signal to business: Windsor-Essex is ready to compete and show how profitable we can be. Sandra has been one of this region’s most passionate, energetic and effective advocates of our time. Prospective investors are sure to never forget Windsor-Essex after meeting with Sandra, and we couldn’t be happier with her decision to join WEEDC,” said board chair Joseph Byrne.
“Sandra Pupatello brings to WEEDC what few others can: Solid relationships with businesses around the globe, an inside-out knowledge of economic development within Ontario, the thorough understanding of our region’s strengths and opportunities amassed over her lifetime residency here, and a sincere love for her hometown and its people. Windsor welcomes the appointment of Sandra Pupatello as Chief Executive Officer of the Windsor-Essex County Economic Development Corporation, and we look forward to working with Sandra to grow business within the City of Windsor and the greater Essex County region,” said Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis.
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