Hyde Park Business Improvement Association
Nov 16, 2023 7:30 AM
Donna Szpakowski
Hyde Park Business Improvement Association

Donna Szpakowski is the CEO and General Manager of the Hyde Park Business Improvement Association (HPBIA). An anglophone transplant from Quebec, Donna moved with her family to Brampton, then Toronto, before finding a forever home in Oakridge – Hyde Park, London.

Donna’s career has taken her through many lives and sectors that included Health Care, Information Technology, and community safety, which led to working as a Business Advisor for five years with the London Small Business Center after which she launched and continues to operate her own marketing business.

Six years ago, after more than twelve years of volunteering with the Hyde Park Business Association, she led the charge to successfully transform the Association to a formal Business Improvement Association known as the Hyde Park Business Improvement Association (HPBIA), giving them stronger resources to really make positive impacts for businesses and the community.

Throughout all of Donna’s careers, one thing has remained consistent: her love of connecting with people, working with entrepreneurs and businesses, our community and her love of Hyde Park in Uptown London.

In 2017 Donna was the proud recipient of the Provincial  “Leading Women, Leading Girls, Building Communities Award, as well as the Paul Harris Fellow Award (Rotary International). In addition, Donna brings with her substantial experience and knowledge of non-profit management and governance. She currently sits on the London Covent Garden Market Board of Directors, is current Secretary on the H{BIA Board of Management and has held Board positions with numerous other organizations and committees over the past years that includes London Middlesex London Road Safety Committee (12 Years), London Middlesex London Child Safety Committee (12 Years). CSCP Community Safety & Crime Prevention City of London Committee (10 years), Crime Stoppers (5 Years).