June 15, 2020
Salemi joins LO family
Executive Director Tony DiGiovanni said, “I love how Joe interacts with customers. His integrity, trustworthiness and values are right for LO.”
Salemi joined LO during the coronavirus crisis, and firmly believes LO members’ willingness to help others at a moment’s notice is what sets them apart. Salemi’s career includes experience working with many other associations across North America, and he says he did not see that volunteer spirit as strong in most other groups. “Other associations could not mobilize to be relevant as quickly as LO did,” he said. He goes on to credit LO’s financial stability as a success factor, as he watched other associations worried about having to close.
“Small business is the cornerstone of our economy. Whenever we focus on business development, it has to be small business; I love helping businesses work toward success. I worked with hundreds of small businesses at Dynascape, and that is where I found my passion. Small business is ultimately important,” he adds.
On following Tony DiGiovanni’s leadership, Salemi said, “Nobody on the planet can walk in Tony’s shoes. I have my own style and have to follow my own path. Tony has built a legacy; he set LO up for success. Now it’s our responsibility to continue.”
Salemi is eager to connect with LO members, noting that Ontario Premier, Doug Ford put his cell number on Twitter, indicating willingness to talk to anybody, any time.
“I respected that. Dynascape is known for accessibility, and I want to carry that on at LO.” Salemi invites members to email him any time at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call his cell at 905-220-4106.