TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - The Ontario Energy Association (OEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that they have completed the executive search for their new President and CEO. Effective July 1, 2016, Vince Brescia will be joining the Association as the new leader of the OEA.
"It is my pleasure to announce Vince Brescia as the new President and CEO of the OEA," said David McFadden, OEA Chair. "Vince brings the OEA a wealth of knowledge and previous experience involving public policy development, association management and the Ontario energy sector. I believe his extensive experience will bring value and leadership to the OEA as we continue to unravel complex energy challenges, together."
Mr. Brescia most recently served as President of Wyse Meter Solutions. From 2000 to 2013, He was President and CEO of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario. Previously his career included senior roles with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the Greater Toronto Home Builders Association, LIUNA Local 183, and Clayton Research Associates Ltd. Vince also spent seven years working at Queen's Park, with positions in the Ontario Ministries of Finance, Treasury Board, and Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Mr. Brescia currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Federation of Apartment Associations, and has previously served as Chair of Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. and as a Director for Toronto Hydro Corporation and the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.
"I look forward to the opportunity to lead the OEA as we work with our partners in government to tackle issues of strategic importance to our members," said Brescia. "With excellent staff and support in place, a strong board, and engaged membership, the OEA will continue to help shape our energy future for a stronger Ontario."
About the OEA: The Ontario Energy Association (OEA) aspires to be the most credible and trusted voice of the energy sector. We earn our reputation by being an integral and influential part of energy policy development and decision-making in Ontario. We represent Ontario's energy leaders that span the full diversity of the energy industry. Together, we are working to build a stronger energy future for Ontario.