Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Villa Charities Inc.
Mary Pompili, an accomplished marketing and communications executive who has served in leadership roles at Canada’s Walk of Fame, Luminato Festival and Holt Renfrew, is currently Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Villa Charities Inc. and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Mary plays a pivotal role in the revitalization of the Villa Charities organization and the reaffirmation of its unique place in the GTA’s Italian-Canadian community. She is an accomplished, award-winning chief marketing executive who develops, implements and manages brand strategies that successfully position organizations for sales growth, increased brand awareness and consumer engagement.
Mary has in-depth experience in a range of sectors including luxury retail, and arts and culture. She has developed, launched and stewarded many great brands including two of Canada's best-known luxury retail brands, Holt Renfrew and Harry Rosen. As Vice President, Marketing at Holt Renfrew, she led the successful rebranding of Holt Renfrew, also known as the coveted magenta bag, published the award-winning Holts magazine and pioneered emotional branding programs including “retail as theatre” events. Her career in arts and culture began at Luminato Festival as Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer and then went on to serve as Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer at Canada’s Walk of Fame overseeing all operations including Marketing, Finance, Fundraising, Sponsorship and Events.
Mary is recognized as an innovative, collaborative leader who combines strategic and tactical skills to build profitable brands and businesses.