For immediate release June 30, 2021
Mississauga Board of Trade Announces New President & CEO:
Trevor McPherson to replace retiring David Wojcik
(Mississauga, ON – June 30, 2021) – The Mississauga Board of Trade (MBOT) is pleased to announce that Trevor McPherson has accepted the role of President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade, effective August 9, 2021. Trevor will be stepping into the role currently held by David Wojcik who is retiring at the end of the summer after six years with MBOT.
Trevor is a not-for-profit senior executive with extensive experience in economic development, and driving domestic and international business growth. He is well versed in government relations, stakeholder engagement and consensus building, having held numerous positions at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce over the past 15 years, most recently as Vice President, Member Services. One of Trevor’s most significant accomplishments is the Ontario Economic Summit, a high-profile forum that engages leaders from business, government, labour, academia and the NGO community in a collaborative effort to determine ways to grow Ontario’s economy. Trevor is a graduate of Queen’s University (Political Studies) and Seneca College (International Business Management).
“We were fortunate to meet many qualified candidates, but Trevor’s unique combination of experience, skills and relationships were tailor-made for this role,” says Ken Tencer, CEO, Spyder Works Inc. and Chair, MBOT. “He has a long, strong background supporting economic growth for businesses of all sizes, he knows how to effectively connect with members and stakeholders and he really understands how to make things happen. Best of all, he’s familiar with MBOT and the team and will hit the ground running.”
“MBOT is one of the most forward-thinking and influential boards of trade in Canada and I’ve long admired the work it does,” says Trevor McPherson. “I’m thrilled with the opportunity to join this very talented and professional team, help advance MBOT’s strategic agenda, and champion inclusive and collaborative growth for Mississauga’s business community.”
“Trevor is highly qualified to lead MBOT into the future,” says David Wojcik, President & CEO, Mississauga Board of Trade. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished over the past six years for Mississauga businesses, especially during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Trevor is the right person to continue and further these efforts.”
About the Mississauga Board of Trade
Since being established in 1961, MBOT has played an important leadership role serving and representing the interests of business of all sizes and sectors in our community.
Mississauga is Canada’s sixth largest city and third largest in Ontario – with a population of over 700,000 residents and more than 50,000 businesses employing over 440,000 people, including 60 Fortune 500 Canadian headquarters. Mississauga is where successful companies choose to do business. MBOT’s large, diverse and active membership has made us one of the most vibrant business associations in Canada.
As the “Voice of Business” we advocate on policy issues that impact local business at all levels of government and are influential in helping to shape policy decisions. MBOT also offers a wide variety of valuable business services and professional development programs, networking events and marketing opportunities, to help business grow, prosper, and get connected.
David Wojcik, Mississauga Board of Trade