Our people

The right people at the right time

When we put together a team, it can span the entire agency. Our people have the breadth of experience and the depth of talent to play important and collaborative roles on any piece of business. So we might as well introduce you to all of them.

Robyn Adelson, Executive Vice President, Strategy & Engagement, Weber Shandwick Canada

Robyn Adelson

Executive Vice-President, Creative & Strategy

Obsessed with ideas that travel and scale, the word ‘Hi,’ palindromes — Oh, and also my husband and two kids. Hi!

Hibaq Ali

Hibaq Ali

Senior Manager, Integrated Media

A well-informed wordsmith drawing inspiration from pop-culture. I craft stories and narratives through strategic communications. I read. I write. I watch a lot of bad TV.

Danielle Araiche

Danielle Araiche

Resource Manager

When she’s not globetrotting, Danielle can be found in her natural habitat belting out Taylor Dayne and playing Tetris with people’s workloads.

Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown

Vice-President, Planning

Brings big experiences to life by putting smaller pieces together. Team builder with a heart for teaching and a mind for media and insights. I connect people and ideas.

Deane Code

Director, Integrated Media

Gentle samurai dedicated to my craft and the ones I love. Words can heal or harm. Pen them wisely.

Michelle Connolly

Michelle Connolly

Director, Integrated Media

Stick with me and next time someone asks why your business matters, you’ll have the answer.

Sara Cook

Sara Cook

Vice-President, Integrated Project Management

Ex-librarian with a penchant for post-it notes and sharp pencils. The small details AND the big picture. On time. On budget. Firm believer in proactive listening.

Sandra D'ambrosio, Senior Vice President & National Practice Lead, Consumer

Sandra D’Ambrosio

Senior Vice-President & National Practice Lead

Equally passionate about politics and pop-culture. Focused on driving brands into a modern public relations mindset and figuring out what to make for dinner.

Ruth-Ann Dafoe

Ruth-Ann Dafoe

Senior Manager, Client Experience

Need a killer influencer/media program, activation or stunt? I’m your gal! Lover of all things design, food and of course Olympics.

Erik dela Cruz

Erik dela Cruz

Associate Creative Director

Right-brained. Left-brained. Perpetual creator. Solver of problems. Passionate storyteller. Fan of full stops.

Dana Frank

Dana Frank

Director, Client Experience

Known for being whip-smart, tough and having good hair. Believes there’s always a creative solution. People think I’m funny and, quite FRANKly, I agree.

Melissa Graham

Melissa Graham

Senior Vice-President, Client Experience

A high-energy, non-caffeinated, always explosive consumer PR pro. Constantly curious, pushing, moving, executing. Let’s go!

Leslie Haber

Leslie Haber

Junior Associate, Integrated Media

Vancouverite. Perennial fantasy league threat. Believes firmly in peak Instagram hours and finding new ways to tell old stories.

Lauren Harrison

Lauren Harrison

Senior Manager, Client Experience

Purely passionate. To do list enthusiast. Pulsar of positivity. Pod Mom. Heart bigger than my height. I get stuff done.

Karl Helou

Karl Helou

Junior Associate, Integrated Media

Science, tech, politics and pitching your story.

Rachel Hlinko

Rachel Hlinko

Senior Manager, Integrated Media

I remember too many random facts for my own good.

Marc Holmes

Marc Holmes

Senior Editor

Ideas, one word at a time. Warden of arcane facts; token Brit.

Jamie Hong

Jamie Hong

Director, Global Intelligence

Data fuels insights. Insights fuel creativity. Building the pipelines that make our work smarter, better, faster, stronger. I spend my days crunching tacos, numbers, and samosas.

Leha Huynh

Leha Huynh

Business Manager

I like numbers and they like me too. Also love listening to music that sounds like the Blues.

Shafiq Jamal, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Vancouver, Weber Shandwick Canada

Shafiq Jamal

Senior Vice-President, Corporate & Managing Director, Vancouver

When reputations are at stake, I can help: hands-on, rapid-response, measured counsel. Big influences on me? Sherlock, Poirot, soccer & wine.

Leanne James

Leanne James

Human Resources Director

Develops and transforms individuals and organizations. Collects good luck charms from around the world but obsessively creates own luck. Office teacher. Wicked sense of humour.

Julia Jolly

Julia Jolly

Junior Associate, Integrated Media

Enthusiastic about learning how to help brands share their stories. Could probably spend all day watching ads. Loves cooking and exclamation marks!

Tariq Khan

Tariq Khan

Finance Associate

Key member of the WS Canada finance team. I support our financial success, creating profit for all.

Marie-Emmanuelle Khoury

Marie-Emmanuelle Khoury

Director, Client Experience

Communications junkie. Team player. Feminist. Addicted to Caffeine, traveling and kindness. Equally passionate about Gansta rap and French classics. Often found in school gyms at a basketball games. Biggest stress in life: what to make for dinner.

Kristen King

Kristen King

Vice-President, Client Experience

Recovering reporter, agency aficionado and industry-induced hypochondriac. Build and lead award-winning teams. Always on a quest for why. Will work for travel.

Michael Kohn

Michael Kohn

Senior Manager, Integrated Media

Design nerd. Coffee fanatic. RSS feed enthusiast. Office wizard. Deconstructing problems and building solutions – that’s my jam.

Marie-Philip Leduc

Marie-Philip Leduc

Manager, Client Experience

I take on projects with a bang! Passionate and curious. I bring colors and flavors to all consumer accounts, and am always down for karaoke.

Toru Levinson

Toru Levinson

Director, Client Experience

Technology PR enthusiast. Based in Vancouver, but still learning how to embrace hiking.

Alana Lipton

Alana Lipton

Director, Client Experience

Returned Torontonian missing the California sun. Avid coffee drinker and enthusiastic reader. Quiet listener with big ideas that follow.

Kat McGouran

Kat McGouran

Junior Associate, Integrated Media

Corporate punk and ex-journo word nerd. I do the medias and the influencers and sometimes the datas. And all the memes.

Elise Magliocchetti

Elise Magliocchetti

Senior Associate, Integrated Media

Lifelong organizer. Proud millennial. Social media enthusiast and tea junkie, coordinating all the things.

Jessica Matteazzi

Jessica Matteazzi

Junior Art Director

Designer/Photographer/Creator of things. Majored in Economics & Sociology. Board game player, independent music listener, culinary adventurer, dessert enthusiast.

Jen McLeod

Jennifer McLeod

Vice-President, Client Experience

High clarifier-implementer. Arbitrator with thick skin. Collaborator with an independent streak. Loves golf even though the game rarely reciprocates.

Rebecca Mejia

Rebecca Mejia

Junior Associate, Media Relations

A true passionista for trendy ideas and good work. Also a 90s girl waiting for OutKast to make a comeback.

Val Mendonca

Val Mendonca

Director, Client Experience

Life-long student of yoga and meditation. I believe in ‘namaste’-ing in the present. I’m just as mindful with my PR practice as my yoga practice.

Tyler Murphy

Tyler Murphy

Associate, Integrated Media

Curious, engaged and meticulous. Believes the best things come from passion, persistence and positivity. Unabashed lover of animals, basketball and all things Star Wars.

Geoffrey Newsome

Geoffrey Newsome

Senior Manager, Integrated Media

Vancouver transplant with a mixed relationship with the outdoors. Why is digital important? How long do you have?

Perry Newsome

Perry Newsome

Junior Associate, Media Relations

Fascinated with the intersection of media, rhetoric, and public opinion. Can usually be found reading.

Marie-Eve Noel

Marie-Eve Noel

Vice-President, Client Experience

Client-service nut, solution finder, team player. Knows the lyrics to every 90s song. All. Of. Them.

Fatma Othman

Fatma Othman

Manager, Integrated Media

Influencer whisperer. Loudest one in the office. I plan content better than I plan my trips to the gym. Still upset I’m not at Hogwarts.

Felicia Perricelli

Felicia Perricelli

Senior Planner

Busy tracking always-evolving human cultures to build ideas that resonate: behavioural theories, etic and emic perspectives, deep hanging out a.k.a. participant research. Life is magical realism.

Jackie Power

Jackie Power

Director, Client Experience

Expat kid fascinated by cultural nuances. From nematodes to digital twins, I help find unique solutions to complex problems.

Greg Power

Greg Power

President & CEO

Spiritual seeker, endlessly curious, fascinated by the power of story. Not afraid of tough decisions. Believes if you want something, give it away.

Craig Ritchie, Creative Director

Craig Ritchie

Creative Director

Polymath, worshipper of pop-culture, proud father. Art & science; broadway songs & hair metal; fundamental brand-building & digital alchemy. I make ideas better.

Alex Satouri

Alex Satouri

Vice-President, Finance

A life-long lover of numbers and sports, I do my best to incorporate both of these in my day to day life.

Jeffrey Spivock

Jeffrey Spivock

Vice-President, Media Relations

Marketing and retail strategist with a passion for pop culture and a predilection for always putting the consumer first. Have lived, worked, studied and shopped across four continents.

Cameron Summers, Senior Vice President & National Practice Leader Corporate & Public Affairs, Weber Shandwick Canada

Cameron Summers

Senior Vice-President & Managing Director, Toronto

A reformed politico now practicing his craft as a corporate communications leader. Dabbles in photography.

Nicole Tomassi

Nicole Tomassi

Associate, Integrated Media

A jack of all PR trades – trying to master at least one. You give me the brief, I make it happen. I also love hairless cats and hippos.

Lindsay Trnkus

Lindsay Trnkus

Senior Manager, Client Experience

A few of my favourite things: Jeopardy, documentaries, puns (good and bad), bread (all varieties), music (select varieties), and Julie Andrews. I get things done.

Jennifer Wasley

Jennifer Wasley

Vice-President, Media Strategy

My reading comprehension scores are off the charts. I read stuff and then apply it daily. Like moisturizer. Which I love.

Brendan Watson

Brendan Watson

Associate Creative Director

Father, husband, amateur chef, passionate teacher and lifelong student of marketing communications. Art Director, designer and creator of things both beautiful and strategic.

Alicia Yan

Alicia Yan

Senior Associate, Integrated Media

Torono girl forever, but always planning my next getaway… when I’m here, I get your stories told.

Jenny Young

Jennifer Young

Office Manager

Proud ‘office mom.’ Meticulous and well organized. Fashion and interior decor are my passions. I keep the agency running so teams can focus on you.

Sarah Zajac

Sarah Zajac

Senior Manager, Integrated Media

A strategic thinker who enjoys pushing creative boundaries. I’ll never turn down sushi, reality TV or a plane ticket. Fun fact, I’m fluent in Polish.

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