Speaker Profiles

Joe Vaccaro

Joe Vaccaro

President & CEO

Ontario Home Builders Association

In 2013, Joe Vaccaro was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA). Prior to his role as CEO, Joe acted as the association’s Chief Operating Officer after serving as the VP of Policy and Government Relations at the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD).

AS CEO, Joe oversees operations of the Ontario-wide organization which is comprised of 4,000-member companies organized into 29 local associations representing professionals within the new home and renovation industry. OHBA is focused on improving new housing supply, choice and more affordable options for Ontario’s #homebelievers and renovation consumers by positively impacting provincial legislation, regulation and policy that affect the industry.

Prior to his industry association career path, Vaccaro served as a senior advisor and assistant to the Ministers of Economic Development and Trade, Chair of Management Board and the Minister of Government Services.

A graduate of York University where he received his Honours Degree in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy, Joe identifies his summers working in the family residential framing and new construction business as shaping his understanding and appreciation for the social, economic and environmental impact the building and land development industry has on local, provincial and federal public policy development and decisions.

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