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Susan Amring Director Economic Development
City Announces New Economic Development Director

Sep 06, 2012

The City of Mississauga announces the appointment of Susan Amring as director, Economic Development effective September 10, 2012. She replaces Larry Petovello who is retiring at the end of September.

"We are so pleased to have Susan in this leadership position at the City of Mississauga," said Janice Baker, city manager and CAO. "Susan has a long and successful track record in championing economic growth and prosperity for the city."

Amring has held numerous management positions in the Economic Development Office in the areas of business development and business attraction. Her most recent position was manager, Economic Development where she was directly responsible for the planning, managing and delivery of effective business development, research and creative marketing initiatives that support economic development strategic objectives.

She is a Certified Economic Developer (Ec.D.) by the Economic Developers Association of Canada and has a Certificate in Economic Development and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES), from the University of Waterloo.

"I take pride in helping to build the city that is Mississauga today," said Amring. "I am an ambassador and champion of Mississauga and have developed many on-going relationships with important economic development stakeholders over the years. It is my desire to continue to serve this city with passion and commitment."

Her professional memberships include the Economic Development Council of Ontario (EDCO), the Economic Development Association of Canada (EDAC), and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). She has held board positions with the International Association of Corporate Real Estate and EDCO and is currently serving as an advisory committee member for the Research, Innovation, Commercialization (RIC) Centre in Mississauga, a resource committee member for Advantage Mississauga and a member of the United Way of Peel Campaign Cabinet

Amring began her career with the City in 1981 as a planner and continued on in leadership roles in the Mayor's Office, Communications and Economic Development.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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