Jason Fitzsimmons was promoted to Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer in August 2018, with oversight of the customer service, corporate affairs, marketing and Indigenous relations functions.
With more than 25 years of experience in the electricity sector, Mr. Fitzsimmons is a highly-regarded leader with a proven track record for successfully executing large-scale transformations and building strong relationships with key stakeholders. In his previous role as Vice President, Labour Relations at Hydro One, Mr. Fitzsimmons played an instrumental role in bringing the company’s 400-employee Customer Contact Centre in-house as the company continuously strives to deliver best-in-class customer service.
Mr. Fitzsimmons is the proud executive sponsor of the Women in Trades Technology and Engineering network at Hydro One, where he plays a leading role in supporting the organization’s efforts to make the workplace more inclusive and diverse.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Fitzsimmons was the Chief Negotiations Officer at the Ontario Hospital Association and also held a number of executive roles at Ontario Power Generation, including Vice President of Human Resources for the Nuclear division. He is a Certified Human Resource Executive known for his broad experience in labour management as well as his passion for health and safety in the workplace.
He was a prior member of the Advisory Board for Ryerson University’s Centre for Labour Management Relations and has served on the Board of Directors for the Electrical Power Sector Construction Association.
Jessica McGregor, WTTE Co-Chair
Senior Advisor, Internal Communications
I joined WTTE because I believe the onus is on all of us – regardless of gender, representation, or title – within the company to advocate on behalf of women in TTE roles. To me, a diverse and inclusive workforce is a key component to our collective success as a company and as an industry leader.
CO-CHAIR OF TRADES AND PWU LIAISON:
Angela Vacchino, WTTE Co-Chair
RMF Regional Maintainer Forster
As one of the Co-chairs of the WTTE committee and representing women in the trade is truly an honor. The WTTE has been established for quite some time as an Employee Resource group and we continue to grow and improve to support the needs of our members. To advocate for women in the trades, technology and engineering along with any profession, employees want to feel heard, valued and respected. We support each other and work together to improve the importance of inclusion and gender equality at Hydro One. My goal is to see the retention rate in the trades to continue to grow, and to see women have a life long career with success and opportunities to succeed within our company.
Our Mission and Vision:
Create meaningful change for women in trades, technology and engineering through a community of connection, support and advocacy.
An equitable, diverse and inclusive future for employees of all genders at Hydro One.