PAAC Ontario Chapter President and Director
Alex Greco is the Director, Manufacturing Policy at Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest trade and industry association, and the voice of manufacturing and global business in Canada.
Alex is the lead on all relevant files related to tax, energy, and environment policies and regulations that impacts the competitiveness, investment and growth of manufacturing and exporting in Canada. He is also responsible for all government relations activities in Ontario.
Prior to joining CME, Alex was the Public Affairs Manager for GS1 Canada where he secured government partnerships and funding for industry projects, raised the organization’s profile with government and industry stakeholders, advanced a public affairs plan on multiple policy issues, and sat on a number of internal and external committees to advance key organizational objectives.
Before GS1 Canada, Alex was also the Executive Assistant to a Toronto City Councillor where he obtained significant media and public relations experience. Prior to this role, Alex was a Policy Analyst at the Ontario Office of the Official Opposition where he advanced significant research initiatives and developed his communication, policy, and outreach skills. In the spring of 2012, Alex was a Policy Intern for Toronto Election Services and was responsible for preparing a report that analyzed online voting in the City of Toronto and how it could be implemented in future elections.
At present, he is the President of the York Mills Gardens Community Association and a director on the St. Michael’s College Alumni Association Board of Directors. Alex has volunteered on various political campaigns where he has been an advisor to candidates, organized political fundraisers and performed public policy research. Alex has also contributed to various other organizations, including the University of Toronto Alumni Association and the North York Harvest Food Bank.
Alex earned both his Honours Bachelor of Arts (H.B.A) in political science and criminology and Masters of Arts (M.A.) in political science from the University of Toronto. He brings with him valuable government and communication experience built on the responsibility of driving strategy and execution of all public affairs components for key initiatives. Alex can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.