A genuine and strategic senior executive, Marlene is known for her ability to build trusted relationships that influence outcomes and solve complicated national issues. Marlene Floyd offers a strong knowledge of government and political processes acquired through her years providing strategic policy and communications advice to senior management in the public and private sector.
Most recently Marlene was the Director of Operations and Outreach for Liberal Leader, and now Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. As a senior member of the Liberal campaign team, Marlene orchestrated stakeholder engagement and outreach via a national communications strategy by building meaningful relationships, developing policies, creating digital campaigns, scheduling leader’s tours, and engineering national advertising efforts that persuaded the electorate to vote Liberal in 2015. Known for flawlessly executing strategic communications initiatives, her expertise in navigating the political landscape allows her to pinpoint strategies that add real value.
Marlene has previously worked in the Regulatory and Government Affairs department of a large national telecommunications company, where she led multi-divisional teams to identify and solve complex regulatory and policy issues. Marlene also served as a trusted advisor to Prime Ministers and several federal Ministers on diverse range of responsibilities including telecommunications and broadcasting, the ICT sector, federal granting councils, post-secondary education, and research and development.
An avid volunteer, Marlene is co-founder and past-chair of Dress for Success Ottawa, a charity which assists disadvantaged women entering the work force. Since its launch, Dress for Success Ottawa has served over 1400 deserving women in the Ottawa-Gatineau area. In addition, Marlene has served as Chair of the Board of Directors of LiveWorkPlay, a volunteer for the Youville Centre, and is a member of Civitan International. For her community involvement Marlene has been a recipient of several honours and awards including a Y Women of Distinction award by the Ottawa-Gatineau YMCA-YWCA and a Leading Women Building Communities award from the province of Ontario.
A native of the East Coast, Marlene received her B.A., Double Major in Economics and Political Science, from St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick.