NACCA CEO Appointment
NACCA Appointment Announcement: Shannin Metatawabin, CEO
The NACCA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shannin Metatawabin as Chief Executive Officer on November 7, 2016. Shannin is Cree/Inninow from Fort Albany First Nation of the Mushkegowuk Nation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Carleton University and an Aboriginal Economic Development certificate from the University of Waterloo.
Shannin takes the helm at NACCA with over 15 years of industry and economic development experience, primarily focused on aboriginal development. He is an entrepreneur, a commercial lender, business and community developer, and a management consultant with proficiency in remedial management (RMPs), optimization, and business plans.
Shannin, an economic development mentor, thrives on project and team management, organizational efficiency, business development, and community consultation. He brings a strong passion and a strategic vision to his work at NACCA, with a commitment to increasing the capacity and sustainability of all our communities.
Most recently Shannin was the Executive Director of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation and the manager of Aboriginal Affairs and Sustainability with DeBeers Canada. In addition, he has assisted more than 250 businesses start up and expand in both urban and rural markets.
Shannin and his wife Sienna, of the White Bear/Sakimay First Nations in Saskatchewan, will reside in Ottawa with their four children.