Colleen Ryan

Vice President and Communications Practice Group Lead

Colleen is Vice President and Communications Practice Group Lead. She is an award-winning communications professional with leadership experience in the private, public, and labour sectors. She cut her chops in the agency world on the east coast, before spending a decade in health care communications followed by a return to consulting where she works with and advises leaders in a variety of sectors including oil, energy, natural resources, health, labour, insurance, and more.

Our clients benefit from her expertise in strategic business and communications planning, stakeholder relations, issue and reputation management, media relations, event management, and corporate communications counsel. Her approach to communications always starts with understanding the business drivers for a project. That insight then drives sound strategic planning and will ensure we deliver the right results through the best mix of communications tools and tactics. 

Colleen holds her Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University along with a certificate in Not-for-Profit Board Governance from the Institute of Corporate Directors and Rotman School of Management. She’s earned professional designations as an Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) through the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and as a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional through the Institute of Communications Agencies. She has also received numerous awards from IABC recognizing sound strategic process, successful implementation, and thorough evaluation in her work, including three IABC Gold Quill Awards.