Kingston Economic Development Announces CEO Appointment

June 16, 2017 Media Release

The Board of Kingston's Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Donna Gillespie has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.  After completion of the review process in 2016, the Board of Directors engaged Summit Search Group to undertake a national search for this leadership position. 

Summit Search Group identified over 300 potential candidates and put forward five candidates who were interviewed by the Selection Committee of the Board. After careful deliberation, the Search Committee and Board of Directors endorsed Donna Gillespie as the best candidate to move the organization forward.  Over the last 18 months in her role as Interim CEO, Donna has led the organization’s turn around with significant advances in terms of transparency, relationship building and strong results in business attraction.

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