Francesco Calazzo


Toronto, ON

Francesco’s life is a tapestry woven with the threads of diverse experiences across continents and professions. From his early days as a pioneering radio personality in Italy to his insightful journalism in bustling cities like NYC and NOLA, he has embraced a journey filled with exploration and adaptation.

Transitioning into the dynamic advertising scene in Milan, Francesco honed his skills before delving into the realm of public affairs consulting for Italy’s national institutions. His path then led him to the heart of the European Union, where he championed citizen engagement and provided policy analysis across Europe and in the three seats of the EU institutions: Brussels, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg.

In addition to these endeavors, Francesco is serving/also served as the Chair of the Local Immigration Partnership, the President of the Board of the Alliance Française de Moncton, the local International Baccalaureate (IB) foundation, and as the VP of the Italian Association of New Brunswick in Moncton. These roles have added a layer of social service and a depth to his appreciation of his yet new adoptive country, enhancing his ability to approach challenges with a nuanced understanding.

Today, as the Economic Development Director-General at the Southeast New Brunswick Regional Service Commission, Francesco brings a wealth of experience and a global perspective to his role, enriching the organization with his diverse background and deep understanding of multicultural dynamics.