Oakville Chamber appoints new President: Drew Redden

Drew Redden, John Sawyer, Oakville Chamber of Commerce, February 5 2018
Oakville Chamber appoints new President: Drew Redden
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Kristen Curry

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Kristen Curry is the Communications Coordinator at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce, and a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University where she received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communication and Media Studies with Business Management Option.

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Drew Redden is Oakville Chamber of Commerce’s new President, effective February 5, 2018. Drew takes over the reigns from John Sawyer. John was president of the Chamber for 12 years. His official last day is March 30, 2018.

John Sawyer the popular chamber president retiring 

“We are very pleased to make this appointment” stated Ken Nevar, Chair of the Board of the Oakville Chamber. “Drew has a strong background in strategic communications and government relations and is passionate about our business community. We know he will continue building on the Oakville Chamber’s strong foundation.”

Drew Redden brings a variety of public and private sector experience to the role at the Oakville Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the Oakville Chamber, Drew served as a Senior Advisor to a Cabinet Minister at Queens Park, and most recently a Manager of Public Affairs at a multi-national corporation where he was based in the Halton Region. In his past roles, Drew was engaged with Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade throughout the Province.


“I am very excited to join the award-winning Oakville Chamber of Commerce and have the opportunity to work with the staff, Board of Directors and volunteers of this impressive organization,” stated Drew.

“I look forward to meeting with our members and the Chamber’s many community partners over the coming months, as we set our priorities to build on the legacy left by John Sawyer. We will be focused on ensuring that the Oakville Chamber of Commerce remains a leading voice in the Chamber network across Ontario and Canada,” added Mr. Redden.

Drew Redden Information

  1. Ontario Lead on Community Affairs at CN
  2. Senior Policy Advisory at the Office of the Minister of Northern Development and Mines
  3. Graduate of Wilfred Laurier University


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