FRPO Announces New President and CEO

TORONTO, January 22, 2014 – The Board of Directors of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) has announced that following an executive search process, it has named Scott Andison as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Andison brings extensive government relations, board management, and association leadership experience gained through progressive positions throughout his career.

“I am very pleased with the outcome of our executive search process, and on behalf of the board of directors, we look forward to working with Scott as we continue to advance the FRPO’s mandate to promote a balanced and healthy housing market in Ontario” said Ugo Bizzarri, Chair of FRPO’s board of directors. “FRPO has become an important partner with government in advancing sound public policy on behalf of tenants and owners across the province. We are fortunate to have someone with Scott’s background in government policy and management to be assuming leadership of the organization”.

Previously, Mr. Andison was the national practice leader for property tax with Cushman & Wakefield, and has held the position of Chief of Staff to the Ontario Ministers of Finance and Education. He has served in senior director and CEO positions with provincial and national industry associations, and has held management positions with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

“I am honoured to have been appointed to lead the FRPO organization,” said Mr. Andison. “The association has a solid reputation in the industry and with government officials, and I am excited to be given the opportunity to advance the work managed so well under the previous leadership”. He replaces Vince Brescia who was the organization’s President & CEO since 2000.

Mr. Andison holds an undergraduate degree in administration from Laurentian University, and has completed certificate programs in negotiation and management with Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

FRPO is the largest association in Ontario representing those who own, manage, build and finance residential rental properties. Our membership includes a diverse group of owners and managers, from those with one small building or a single rental unit, up to the largest property management firms and institutional owners and managers. The association also includes our colleagues and partners in industry, including service providers, suppliers, and industry consultants. With more than 2,200 members in every area of Ontario, and with over 350,000 homes, we represent the full spectrum of the industry in Ontario.

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