COO, The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Jackie King is a proven business and people leader, with almost 20 years of experience in strategic communications in strategic planning and business administration. Currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s largest and most influential business association, Jackie is responsible for leading the executive and management teams in the development and execution of the organization’s strategic plan; overseeing the operational and financial performance of the organization; and strengthening relationships with key external stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Jackie spent almost 19 years with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, the country’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs consultancy. She joined the firm in 1999 and advanced through the ranks from an entry level intern to executive leadership. In her final role with the firm, Jackie was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Ottawa office, where she was responsible for developing and executing the corporate plan and accountable for strategic direction and performance of the office and its people. Simultaneously, Jackie led and managed multiple, complex national and international client files, and has counseled boards, senior executives and officials. She has developed and led the execution of integrated, sustainable, results-driven strategies for clients in almost every sector and industry in the Canadian economy.
Jackie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carleton University, graduated with honours from the Algonquin College Public Relations program, and has completed the Canadian Securities Course, and the Strategic Management of Investor Relations Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Jackie also taught the Public Relations course to fourth year journalism students at Carleton University. She is currently a member of the National Board of International Women’s Forum Canada, is a member of the executive committee of the Ottawa chapter of the International Women’s Forum Canada, sits on the executive team of the board of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and serves as a member of the community advisory committee of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Center.