Spezza brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the economic development sector, and in his new role will be responsible for leading Niagara Region’s Economic Development team. The team promotes Niagara on a global scale and works in partnership with the region's 12 local area municipalities to provide effective, innovative services that encourage investment in the region.
Over his career, Spezza has focused on business retention and expansion, community economic development and investment marketing within a municipal setting. Most recently he held the position of Senior Advisor, Business and Strategic Relations with Crosslinx Transit Solutions focused on the Eglington Crosstown LRT expansion project. Prior to this, he held the position of Director, Business Growth Services within the City of Toronto’s Economic Development and Culture office.