Media Releases Oct 27, 2020

Mario Thériault elected new Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

OTTAWA – October 27, 2020 – Today, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce announced the election of Mario Thériault, Chief Business Development Officer of LAC Group, as its Chair of its board of directors for 2020-2021.

Mr. Thériault’s election brings to the Canadian Chamber a unique blend of business leadership, growth strategies and expertise in competitive intelligence.

“Mario’s substantial experience as an entrepreneur helping businesses grow brings to the Canadian Chamber an invigorating injection of modern entrepreneurial spirit, a true reflection of the innovative drive of our members. His deep understanding of what Canadian businesses need to succeed will be invaluable to the work of the entire chamber network,” said Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber.

Mr. Thériault oversees all aspects of growth strategy, partnership and alliance programs for LAC Group, a North American research and competitive intelligence firm based in Moncton, New Brunswick. Mr. Thériault brings to his position his passion for insight from his career as a journalist and his deep experience in branding and marketing from close to 30 years spent in the information and competitive intelligence sectors. Prior to LAC’s acquisition of ShiftCentral, Mario was Founder and CEO of ShiftCentral and continuously evolved the company to emphasize the importance of strategic, curated intelligence to solve clients validated business needs.

“The Canadian Chamber of Commerce is the gold standard of business associations, whose history is inextricably woven into the building of our country. On every Main Street in the country, local chambers of commerce are finding ways to help businesses make it through COVID-19. I look forward to helping carry on that nation-building tradition at a time when we are most needed,” said Mr. Thériault.

Mr. Thériault was sworn in during the Canadian Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Convention, which was held online on October 26 and October 27, 2020. He succeeds Phil Noble, the retired CEO of Grant Thornton LLP, who served as Chair for the 2019-2020 term.

The AGM also saw the election of 50 board members to provide a comprehensive representation of Canada’s industrial sectors and geographic regions. For a full list of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce board members, please click here.

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Because Business Matters

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce helps build the businesses that support our families, our communities and our country. We do this by influencing government policy, by providing essential business services and by connecting businesses to information they can use, to opportunities for growth and to a network of local chambers, businesses, decision-makers and peers from across the country, in every sector of the economy and at all levels of government, as well as internationally. We are unapologetic in our support for business and the vital role it plays in building and sustaining our great nation.


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