Jessica Nixon


Jessica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Regina with a major in
Finance and Economics. Jessica also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the
Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business.  Jessica completed her Institute of Corporate Directors
Designation in 2022.  Jessica brings expertise from her time in private consulting in the areas of
feasibility analysis, business planning, sourcing funding/ financing, and project management. Jessica
worked for PCL Construction one of Canada’s largest general contractors as a Project Manager,
overseeing new building construction, tenant improvements and assisting in P3 development from 2013
to 2017.

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    Jessica served as the inaugural CEO for Cowessess Ventures and later as a Project Director between
    2017 and 2023. During this time Jessica was responsible for new business development, project
    development, partnership negotiations and execution. Jessica has a knack for successfully attaining
    grant funding, over the past 5 years she secured $55 million in economic development grant funding for
    clients.  Jessica led the Cowessess renewable energy portfolio which includes: 1MW Wind, Solar and
    Lithium Battery Storage Facility, 330 kW Community Solar Net Metering, 10 MW solar facility and 200
    MW wind facility.  Jessica was awarded as an honoree to Canada’s Clean50 2023 cohort, which is a
    national recognition program for leaders in sustainability. In September 2023, Jessica transitioned from
    full time work with Cowessess to independent private consulting in the areas of renewable energy,
    Indigenous economic development and agriculture with OneHoop Advisory Services.
    Jessica was born and raised on a mixed cattle and grain farm near Earl Grey, SK. Jessica and her
    husband, Danny, along with their three children have taken over the family farm and currently operate a
    mixed farm consisting of 100 Black Angus cow/calf pair and 3800 acres of grain land. In December 2023,

    Danny and Jessica launched a new business called Leafy Lane which is a modular indoor year around
    hydroponic green house that grows 500 units of lettuce weekly.
    Jessica serves as a Board of Director for Radius Credit Union a rural member owned credit union
    operating in south central Saskatchewan.