Jenna Lahey appointed as CEO of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jenna Lahey as new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2nd, 2022.
A resident of Louisbourg, Ms. Lahey has been a community advocate for years, having an extensive role steering the town’s economic recovery. Prior to joining the Chamber, Ms. Lahey spent the last four years with the Cape Breton Partnership, having recently held the position of Workplace Inclusion Manager, completing research and developing programs that positively affected businesses and emerging entrepreneurs across Cape Breton-Unama’ki. A key project during her tenure at the Cape Breton Partnership was the development of the Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurship Program, and the Women’s Microloan Program for Cape Breton- Unama’ki.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am very excited to welcome Jenna as the new CEO of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce,” says Sean MacDonald, Chair of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. “With her years of experience facilitating the development and growth of businesses across Cape Breton-Unama’ki, we know she will be an asset to the business community and continue to build on all of the excellent programs and initiatives that the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce has executed over the past number of years.”“I am confident, with my background and experience, I can help make the Chamber feel more inclusive and accessible for all businesses across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality,” says Ms. Lahey. “I bring a salt of the earth, boots on the ground approach to my work, and truly enjoy building relationships. I am excited to continue fostering these business relationships in my new role, and continue the Chamber’s mandate for all businesses to thrive in their endeavours.”
A graduate of the Bachelor of Community Studies Program at Cape Breton University, Ms. Lahey also holds a Master of Arts degree from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Prior to her role at the Cape Breton Partnership, Ms. Lahey worked in various positions with Parks Canada for 15 years, and was also a Project Manager for Louisbourg Seafoods.