Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

Todd Allen

VP Marketing
Labatt Breweries of Canada

Todd Allen is responsible for the Labatt portfolio of brands, from its biggest, Budweiser, to Canada’s top import, Corona.

Prior to his current role, Allen was the Global Vice President for Stella Artois. He was responsible for the successful Stella Artois “Buy a Lady a Drink” Campaign, a partnership with

Jason Chaney

Koho Financial

Jay recently made the transition from the agency world to join Canada’s hottest fintech start-up Koho. As the Chief Creative Officer, Jay will be developing the brand identity and communications to launch the company across Canada. 

He joins Koho from Cossette, where he was the Chief Strategy Officer and topped this...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' closing remarks,Co-chairs' opening remarks

Lori Davison

VP Brand Strategy & Communications
Sick Kids Foundation

Lori Davison joined SickKids Foundation in 2014. As Vice President, Brand Strategy & Communications, Davison leads the strategic vision for SickKids' brand communications. Under her leadership, the foundation’s in-house team of marketers, content specialists and public relations practitioners develop and execute integrated marketing and communications programs to build brand equity,...more

Emma Eriksson

VP Marketing
General Mills Canada

Emma Eriksson is Vice President of Marketing at General Mills Canada. With more than 18 years of experience in various marketing and brand innovation roles, she is a respected leader and marketer with a passion for putting the consumer first. Eriksson has led award-winning campaigns such as Honey Nut Cheerios'...more

Diana Frost

VP Marketing
Mars Canada

Diana is the Head of Marketing for Mars Wrigley Confectionery Canada, member of the Mars Wrigley Confectionery Management Team, and leads the Inclusion and Diversity council at Mars Canada.  As the Head of Marketing, her team is responsible for the vision, portfolio strategy, innovation and brand communication for leading brands...more

Speaking at: Co-chairs' closing remarks,Co-chairs' opening remarks

Andrea Hunt

Vice-President- General Manager, North American Biscuits
Weston Bakeries

Andrea Hunt is Vice President Marketing/CMO at Weston Bakeries. Hunt joined Weston in 2016 to help reinvigorate the business and lead an ambitious organizational transformation to move the portfolio from supply-driven to consumer-led.

Prior to Weston, Hunt helped drive growth at industry-leading companies, including CIBC, Kellogg, Molson, Kraft, and Mondelez. A...more

Mitch Joel

Six Pixels

When Google wants to explain innovation and marketing to the top brands in the world, they bring Mitch Joel to the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Marketing magazine dubbed him the "Rock Star of Digital Marketing" and called him, "one of North America's leading digital visionaries." Mitch Joel is the founder of...more