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Donna Gillespie

Chief Executive Officer
Kingston Economic Development Corporation
945 Princess Street, Suite 106
Kingston, ON, K7L 0E9
613-544-2725 ext. 7270


Donna is an experienced leader who has managed a variety of small and medium enterprises in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has overseen significant community economic development initiatives in investment attraction, strategic planning, brand development and corporate restructuring. Under her leadership as CEO, Kingston realized the highest levels of new foreign direct investment in the city’s history with the establishment of Portuguese fruit processer Frulact and Chinese infant formula manufacturer Feihe.

Donna is a founding member of Innovate Kingston, a not-for-profit organization which supports tech startups and is a Board Member of Ontario East Economic Development Commission and Tourism Kingston. She has been involved with community associations and organizations in Kingston for over 25 years including Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Association, Kingston Arts Council, Kingston Symphony Association and the United Way of KFL&A. Currently, Donna volunteers her time as a Board Director of the Kingston Kid’s Triathlon and Theatre Kingston.

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