Chief Executive Officer
Justin is the CEO of Workforce WindsorEssex, where he works with a team of professionals dedicated to leading regional employment and community planning for the development of a strong and sustainable workforce in our region. Reporting to the Board of Directors, he works with the team so the organization can lead regional employment and community planning for the development of a strong and sustainable workforce. Justin has 18 years of experience working in government and community roles, including 11 years in management positions.
Justin joined the Workforce WindsorEssex team in January 2016 as Manager of Intergovernmental Partnerships and was later promoted to Senior Director in 2019, then CEO in 2020. Justin leads the organization’s public communications and employment planning work, including spearheading the WE Data Tools initiative. His work on WE Data Tools, an online platform of job search, career development, and community data tools, as well as a series of reports and analytics, has been recognized across the province and has been implemented in almost the entirety of Ontario. This important data helps inform employment planning in ways that were previously unavailable.
Prior to joining Workforce WindsorEssex, Justin led organizing efforts across Southwestern Ontario for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s successful 2015 election where he was responsible for the recruitment, training, support, and motivation of thousands of volunteers in a data-driven campaign that attempted to contact more than 750,000 voters in 21 ridings from Windsor to Halton Hills. In 2013-2014, Justin managed the Windsor office of former M.P.P. Teresa Piruzza where he was responsible for operations, communications, and community and stakeholder engagement. Between 2006-2013, Justin worked in progressively senior operation, communications, and outreach roles in the Ontario Government for former Premier Dalton McGuinty, former Deputy Premier Dwight Duncan, and former Minister John Milloy.
Justin is married to Christina and they have two sons together. Justin and his family enjoy spending time together traveling, watching movies and sporting events, playing video games, and finding great places to eat and takeout.