Talent Council

Talent Council (New 2020-21)


The CMA Talent Council develops thought leadership, tools and best practices to foster exceptional talent, inspire creativity, ensure diversity, and elevate the ability of marketing to transform business.

Council Members 2020-21

  Name Title Company
  Mehdi Rahman: Co-Chair Director, Global Learning & Development Spin Master
  Nardia Ali: Co-Chair
Director, Talent Acquisition & Engagement Ogilvy Toronto
  Adun Abiodun Manager, Retail Marketing Purolator
  Deb Boudreau Owner Media Staffing Inc.
  Clinton Braganza CMO Scotiabank
  Tulsi Dharel, PhD Professor, Program Coordinator Centennial College
  Andrew Gartha Vice President Mandrake Human Capital
  Darya Jarmola HR Director MiQ Digital
  John Jefkins VP, Member Engagement and Corporate Partnerships Electro-Federation Canada
  Roxanna Kassam Kara National Director, Marketing and Communications Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada
  Loretta Lam Chief Strategist & President Focus Communications Inc.
  Amla Persaud Manager, Sponsorship Marketing TD
  Kimberly Presnail VP, Marketing and Culture Active International
  Bridget Westerholz SVP and Managing Director FUSE Create


Recent Work

Marketing Connected LIVE featuring Talent Council Co-Chairs
CMA President and CEO John Wiltshire and Talent Council Co-Chairs Nardia Ali and Mehdi Rahman discuss the Council’s plans and priorities for term ahead.


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