For this section of the website we asked staff to write one another’s biographies, just to switch it up a bit. Here is what we had to say about each other.


Debbi M. Nicholson

President & CEO

As our President & CEO, Debbi is an active community builder whose passion for public policy has made the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce a well-respected leader in our business community and across the chamber network. The leader of our amazing team, she inspires us every day. Debbi is the touch-point to the Board of Directors and Executive Council, and is responsible for the execution of the strategic plan, annual business plan, and the day-to-day operation of the chamber.


Crystal Kesek

Marketing & Sponsorship Manager

As the Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, Crystal creates opportunities for the business community to learn from business leaders and elected representatives. Her hard work ensures that chamber events are informative, engaging and provide valuable opportunities for networking. Crystal also provides our members with sponsorship and advertising opportunities, so they can showcase their brands and reach engaged audiences.


Syed Raza

Policy & Communications Manager

As our Policy & Communications Manager, Syed plays a key role in the chamber’s public policy research and development initiatives to further the interests of our members and communicate advocacy initiatives to all stakeholders.


Caroline Cameron

Membership Account Manager

As the Membership Account Manager, Caroline is the face of the chamber in the community. She engages with current and future members on a regular basis to help them understand the chamber’s role and work. She excels in her role as a chamber ambassador and a critical part of the reason why we are able to be your “voice for business”.


Sharleen Sissons

Finance & Membership Coordinator

Sharleen Sissons, Finance and Membership Coordinator, is committed, hardworking, efficient, and a team player. She is the go to person for your membership database listing, accounts receivable/payable, general office maintenance, and our website. She has a great impact on our organization and her dedication has a positive effect on everyone’s success.


Leah Tessier

Events Coordinator

Leah is actively involved with the conception of our chamber events by working closely with her colleagues to remain informed on advocacy matters affecting our business community, interacting with our members at events, all the while researching speakers and other successful chamber events.  Following this, Leah works her magic leaving no detail overlooked in order to ensure we have a full calendar of valuable events available for our business community.  Attention to detail, organized, personable… these are just a few of Leah’s qualities she brings to our team!


Maggie Hobbs

Graphic Design & Social Media Intern

As the Graphic Design & Social Media Intern, Maggie uses effective design and clear communication to help keep Chamber members informed and connected.  Maggie assists the chamber team with marketing events and special projects and she is the brains behind the chamber’s social media content.

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