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. Marlene specializes in telecommunications and broadcasting,
copyright, information technology as well as industrial sectors, such
as automotive and mining.
Prior to joining Earnscliffe, Marlene 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 a Prime Minister 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. While serving the Minister of Industry, Ms. Floyd was instrumental in the design and launch of the "Telecommunication Policy Review Panel", a major priority agenda item for the Government of Canada designed to ensure Canada remains a global leader in the Telecommunications and ICT sector.
An avid volunteer, Marlene is co-founder and Chair of Dress for Success Ottawa, a not-for-profit organization assisting disadvantaged women entering the work force, Chair of the Board of Directors of LiveWorkPlay and a member of Women in Government Relations and the Women's Executive Network. 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.