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Allison Freeman appointed CEO of Chair-man Mills Corporation

Company News, News | August 29, 2022 | By:

Allison Freeman
Photo credit: McCain Capital Partners, Chris Young (CNW Group/Chair-Man Mills Corp.)

The Board of Directors of Chair-man Mills Corporation (“CMMC”), on behalf of McCain Capital Partners (“MCP”), announces the appointment of Allison Freeman to the position of Chief Executive Officer of CMMC, Canada’s leading national tent and event rentals company. Building on its rich 110-year history, expansive national platform, and strong momentum, MCP has appointed a new leader to usher the organization through the next phase of growth and innovation.

The Board of Directors and expanded management team recognize and thank Chris Doyle, who remains committed to the company’s growth and success as he continues in his new role as Chief Operating Officer.

“The leadership team at CMMC has done an outstanding job stewarding the business through the challenges of the past couple years, and we’ve seen great success with record demand for in-person events as the industry returns to growth,” says Zac McIsaac, Managing Partner at McCain Capital Partners. “With Allison at the helm of Chair-man Mills and the support of Chris Doyle and our talented team, we are excited about the future for our customers, employees and partners as we look to leverage our national platform and redefine the event experience in Canada.”

Freeman has a proven track record building, growing and inspiring Canadian consumer businesses. After starting her career in management consulting with Accenture and Bain & Company, Freeman has held successive leadership roles at Holt Renfrew, Mama Earth Organics and Sleep Country Canada across strategy, sales, operations, marketing, and customer experience. Her experience leading growth strategies that drive results combined with her commitment to fostering cultures of purpose, inclusion and customer-centricity will be instrumental in positioning CMMC for continued growth and market share expansion. 

“I’m thrilled to join the talented Chair-man Mills team, building on our legacy of excellence and strengthening our future roadmap as we deliver on our purpose to celebrate our customer’s most important moments,” said Freeman. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and an Honours Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. For more information on Chair-man Mills Corporation, visit

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