Vienna is an Associate with the Ontario Government Relations Practice where she plays a crucial role in fostering relationships, strategizing advocacy initiatives, and navigating the intricacies of provincial policies to best serve clients' interests.
Prior to Sussex, Vienna was an analyst at Cumberland Strategies, passionate about supporting her clients with a detail-oriented, solution-based, risk management approach. Vienna understands the nuance between balancing corporate objectives with creative political solutions. She helps clients navigate government processes and approvals using a strategic approach combined with robust project management to achieve project objectives.
Her exceptional public policy and project management expertise derive from her experience as Chief Executive Officer of the NATO Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. For two years, she led a team of 50, driving the critical conversation on geopolitical matters of national security, international cooperation, and multilateral diplomacy. This experience shaped her deep understanding of Canada’s role on the international stage and the national economic growth potential within the agricultural, critical minerals and natural resources sectors.
Vienna is a nationally ranked soccer player, most recently playing as a member of the University of Toronto varsity team. Her passion for the game extends beyond the field as she works with the governing body and several clubs across Canada to promote female youth empowerment. Her advocacy centers on the role of sports for young athletes to develop exceptional leadership and teamwork abilities, time management, and problem-solving skills that will follow them throughout their academic and professional careers.
Outside of work, Vienna is a fan of the classical arts and the National Ballet of Canada.