A chemical engineer by training, Jacqui joined P&G after graduating and, over the next 20 years, moved from product development to human resources to consumer affairs and finally to public affairs. In 1997, she left P&G to start her communications business and that’s when she joined IABC with the express intent of pursuing accreditation.
At IABC she found others who shared her love of strategic communications and became deeply involved. She served on the Toronto Board and the International Accreditation Council and she was the founder of Toronto’s accreditation college that helped other members prepare for and attain their ABC credentials. Along the way, she has made lifelong friends and continues her involvement as an awards judge and PD attendee. In 2008, Jacqui was honoured with the Master Communicator designation.
In 2002, she became Chief Communications Officer for Deloitte Canada — a position that was created for her. In 2011 she “retired” from Deloitte but retirement didn’t last. Her book Stuff Happens proves she is a crisis preparation evangelist. It was published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives. She posts daily on LinkedIn and Twitter using a combination of curated and original content.
Jacqui spends as much time in Disney World as possible. She cites her hobby as “collecting interesting people.”