Nina Kressler

President & CEO

Nina assumed the role of President and CEO of the Shaw Centre on June 1, 2015.  Prior to her appointment, Nina was the General Manager of the Centre’s Food and Facilities operation managed by Aramark Sports and Entertainment.

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Nina has over 30 years of senior management experience in hotels, convention centres, food and beverage and gaming.  With experience in B2B and B2C sales and operations, Nina has led teams in all areas of the hospitality and corporate function.

Nina began her career with Sheraton Hotels in Halifax as Director of Sales and Marketing and progressed to more senior roles as Vice President, Sales and Marketing with Trade Centre Limited in Halifax, Vice President of Business Development with the Toronto Congress Centre before moving to Ottawa to join the Shaw Centre.   In 2019, Nina achieved her ICD.D designation and currently serves on the board of Ottawa Tourism as Director, Convention Centres of Canada as Chair, and Tourism Industry Association of Canada as Vice Chair.  Nina is a volunteer speaker at McGill and Concordia University as well as a volunteer at the annual Royal Hospital Fundraiser for Mental Health.

Nina’s passion for always delivering exceptional customer experiences is engrained in her DNA and reflects in the Shaw Centre achieving the Service Excellence Award at the 2016 Ontario Business Achievement Awards and the prestigious award from AIPC in 2021 as the Best Convention Centre in the World voted upon by clientele from across the globe.