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Shawna Nelson

Jessica McNaughton

Shawna Nelson is the Director of Sales at the Sheraton Cavalier and The James Hotel in Saskatoon. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan, and has over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the hotel and hospitality industry.

Nelson is a strong advocate for local business. She served on Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce board of directors, was Past Chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, and represented Saskatchewan on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Board. 

She fulfils a number of board and volunteer roles in the community, including: Chair of the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival and Saskatoon Hotels Destination Marketing Council; host of Shaken with a Twist Networking/Interview Event by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan; member of Tourism Saskatoon’s National Convention Advisory Committee; and volunteer Chair of the Canadian Country Music Week and Awards in 2012 and 2017.

Nelson received the 2016 Athena Leadership Award from the Business and Women Professionals of Saskatoon

She enjoys relaxing at the family cabin at Candle Lake, playing a round of golf and cherishing daughter/mother moments.