Jill delivers an integrated approach to philanthropy, marketing and communication and demonstrates genuine passion for brand development.
Jill thrives on creating meaningful connections, leveraging creativity and empowering teams to achieve desired outcomes. Her proven track record includes contributions across a broad range of sectors including non-profit, energy, retail, agriculture and agency work. Recently, Jill created a communication strategy that helped solidify a long-term funding partnership in the non-profit sector and over $750,000 in funding.
She served as Director, Philanthropy and Engagement with the Alzheimer Society of Calgary (2012-18). Her integrated and strategic approach to philanthropy, communication and marketing led to increased revenues and an expanded stakeholder base. She was also engaged in Dementia Network Calgary (a collective impact initiative) and in creating the dementia strategy for Alberta.
Jill has experience in all aspects of brand development and has earned awards for marketing excellence. Her initiatives raise awareness and visibility for organizations, increasing stakeholder engagement and advancing program participation. She has also turned heads with bold, disruptive marketing events such as Dilawri Detour and MINI on the Bow. She is known for building collaboration, breaking down barriers and for her unique ability to understand client needs and create value-based solutions.
Jill is a University of Calgary alumni with a double degree in communication and psychology and is a member of both AFP and IABC. Jill is a certified Communication Management Professional through the International Association of Business Communicators.
She has been vocal as an impact speaker with United Way and provided a feature story for the 2017 “I am Calgary” campaign.
Being an avid kite surfer, Jill must devote time to the wind and waves in places like Vancouver Island and Maui’s North Shore. She can land jumps of up to 14 feet (which means she could probably jump over an elephant, but not a giraffe). She is devoted to her two dogs, a pug and a rescue hound that she’s taught to run on the treadmill.