AUGUST 28, 2018 – OTTAWA – Nina Kressler, President and CEO, recently announced the appointment of Jason McCooeye as the Shaw Centre’s new Director of Operations as of August 2018.

Prior to joining the Shaw Centre team in 2011 in the role of Operations Manager, Jason was responsible for food and beverage operations with Aramark at Carleton University, Fairmont Banff Springs and Lansdowne Park.  Jason’s passion for the industry, his past hospitality experience and strong logistics background, as well as his dedication to service excellence make him the best candidate to take on this role.

“I am thrilled to see a long-term veteran of the hospitality industry be promoted to the Director of Operations position here at Shaw Centre.  Jason was part of the pre-opening team of the Ottawa Convention Centre, now Shaw Centre, and has played an integral part of our success since opening.  Our enviable customer service scores can be contributed to his team’s attention to customer service.  As Director of Operations, Jason will oversee a team of dedicated employees working toward our common vision of Inspired People Creating Extraordinary Events.” – Nina Kressler, President and CEO, Shaw Centre.


About the Shaw Centre:

Shaw Centre is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Crown in the Province of Ontario, governed by the Ottawa Convention Centre Corporation Act, with a mandate to operate, maintain and manage an international class convention centre facility in the city of Ottawa in a manner that will promote and develop tourism and industry in Ottawa and Ontario. The former Ottawa Congress Centre was one of the most successful convention centres of its type in the country. The new Shaw Centre is now open on the site of the old Congress Centre, part of a major redevelopment that has almost tripled its hosting capacity– and has greatly enhanced its appeal to national and international convention, meeting and trade show planners. The Centre is governed by a board of directors, managed by an expert team of professionals and operationally driven by inspired colleagues and selected suppliers whose main goal is to create extraordinary events.