Proactive project management leader, specializing in exceptional client service with over 20 years of experience working in media and culture within private, public and non-profit sectors. Varied expertise in launching diverse, high-impact projects within strict timelines and limited resources.  Motivated team player who thrives in creative and collaborative environments. Solutions-focused leader and relationship builder.  Champion of building engagement within teams , leading numerous employee-based initiatives culminating in a CBC President's Award in 2013.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2015 - Present

Project Manager, Current Affairs & Documentaries (CAD)

  • Liaise with Marketing team to ensure that on-air and digital promotions are strategically planned and that TVO's programming highlights are consistently communicated against all platforms.
  • Event producer for The Agenda on the Road. Responsible for liaising with internal and external stakeholders, lead and organize weekly meetings, provide project planning cross-departmentally including revenue, publicity, marketing, strategy and communications.
  • Manage divisional projects throughout the year, as assigned by CAD VP. Duties include developing the project plan, schedule and procedures to support the achievement of the project objectives, tracking project progress, and overseeing project status reporting.
  • Compile, track and send weekly agenda/action items to CAD Editorial Team. Collaborate with CAD teams and other intersecting divisions/departments to improve process and workflow within these areas.

Jul 2011 - Dec 2014

Project Manager, News Management

  • Managed the execution of high-impact projects from concept to completion within budget and time constraints, including the launch of digital stations in Saskatoon and Kitchener-Waterloo.
  • Managed confidential flow of information relating to financial reporting, communications, policy and regulatory matters, organizational restructuring, budget constraints and labour relations.
  • Maintained effective working relationships with key inter-divisional stakeholders, pro-actively flagging potential conflicts before they become distractions.
  • Worked collaboratively with executives to design and implement targets and criteria tracking the effectiveness and success of projects.
  • Secretary of employee engagement committee.
  • Architect and lead on first-ever CBC News "reverse mentorship” program.
  • Chair of CBC News“ Make it Better” committee, an incubator project that develops and executes new initiatives to build innovation, collaboration and increase engagement within the news team; oversee and manage fundraising and strategic direction for this committee.

2010 - 2011

Project Manager, Communications, Marketing & Brand

  • Executed communication strategies on two multi-platform projects (CBC's 75th Anniversary and“ Live Right Now”, a six- month, national health initiative).
  • Communications liaison with advisory team including Heart and Stroke Foundation and YMCA.
  • Led CBC communications teams across Canada, ensuring campaigns were fully supported.
  • Managed creation and distribution of tool-kits for advisory team and regional managers including custom posters, web banners, web feature samples and e-newsletter blasts.
  • Facilitated team and client meetings effectively; resolved escalated issues swiftly and tactfully.

2004 - 2010

Administrative Officer, Office of the Executive Vice-President

  • Directed confidential flow of information between the Office of the Executive Vice-President (EVP) and key internal and external stakeholders, reporting to the EVP.
  • Managed contentious issues discretely while remaining calm and focused.
  • Organized EVP's schedule according to priorities and ensured he was briefed on current issues.
  • Implemented numerous tools to add structure within the office such as electronic directories and shared drives, resulting in improved operating efficiency.

2003 - 2004

Manager, Industry Programming

  • Produced and supervised over 30 live events, featuring talent such as Neil Young, Terry Gilliam, Mark McKinney, Robert Altman, Jim Jarmusch and Julie Taymor.
  • Managed all on-site logistics including venues, talent, transportation and technical support.
  • Identified and led programming opportunities and strategic direction, overseeing staff of five.
  • Negotiated and maintained successful partnerships and contra deals worth over $200,000.
  • Attended Cannes Film Festival and successfully built solid relationships with key industry members.
  • Managed mentorship and skills development programs for emerging filmmakers (“ Pitch This!", "Talent Lab”).

2000 - 2003

Production Services

  • Oversaw production timelines and special projects for Executive Producer meeting numerous deadlines with consistency.
  • Researched story ideas for creative writing team, working with strict deadlines.
  • Hired and trained production staff with focus on providing exceptional client service.
  • Prepared and distributed a variety of departmental correspondence including highly confidential memos and contracts.

1995 - 2000

Program Coordinator, Marketing and Skills Development

  •  Managed launch and adjudication of several key development initiatives including " Calling Card” and "Market Mentorships”, with a goal to facilitate economic growth in Ontario's film industry.
  • Coordinated all logistics pertaining to Ontario's delegation at domestic and international markets such as MIPCOM, MIPTV, TIFF and Cannes.


1986 - 1990

Honours BA, Communication and Media Studies

University of Windsor

Accomplishments, Interests & Training


Selected Accomplishments & Interests

  • Developed social media strategy for non-partisan think tank, Canadian Arab Institute (2014).
  • Volunteer, CultureLink Mentorship Program, helping newcomers break employment barriers.
  • Panelist: Media and Marketing - Canadian Arab Institute (2014).  
  • Half and full marathon runner, with races in Whistler, New York City, Detroit, Toronto.
  • “On the Fly” short film collaborator, working with Sarah Polley, Robert Lepage & John Greyson.

Recent Training/Professional Development

Recent Training/Professional Development

  • Digital Media Management, University of Toronto, Fall 2015.
  • Photoshop for Social Media, Camp Tech, November 21, 2013.
  • Facilitating With Ease, Facilitation First, March 7 & 8, 2013.
  • Karrass External Negotiations with Rose Greenman, Feb. 27 & 28, 2013.
  • Creating Effective Presentations, Dec. 4, 2012.


President's Award for CBC News "Make it Better" Team, 2013.


Fluent in numerous Social Media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram; superb computer software proficiency including MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Basecamp, Traction, SharePoint, Wordpress, Outlook, Gmail.



Project Management Certificate

Ryerson University, The Chang School of Continuing Education

This certificate program provided an opportunity for me to acquire a level of knowledge and expertise that helped me contribute effectively to the management and the control of costs within numerous project environments. The program was developed in cooperation with the Project Management Institute, Southern Ontario Chapter.