Speaker Profiles

Jacqueline Ryan

Jacqueline Ryan

Vice President, Sponsorship, Marketing and Philanthropy


Jacquie joined Scotiabank in 2012, and is currently Vice President, Sponsorship Marketing and Philanthropy at Scotiabank. In addition to leading one of the largest sponsorship and philanthropic portfolios in the country, Jacquie has the pleasure of leading a very dynamic team, comprised of some of Canada’s top marketers and industry experts. Jacquie’s current portfolio includes leadership on Scotiabank’s hockey, arts, philanthropy, and community programs.

While at Scotiabank Jacquie has transformed the Sponsorship and Philanthropy strategy driving a greater focus on the customer, and the community. Known as Canada’s Hockey Bank, Scotiabank’s sponsorship portfolio has propelled to the #1 position among its competitors under Jacquie’s leadership. Jacquie also re- engineered Scotiabank’s Philanthropic strategy leading to a concerted focus on young people in the community, in addition to sitting a co- chair of Scotiabank’s United Way campaign.

Prior to Scotiabank, Jacquie served as Head, Olympic Marketing for RBC, with responsibility for developing and implementing RBC's 2010 Olympic and Paralympic program. In 12 years at RBC Jacquie held a number of progressive positions, including Director, Community Marketing and Sponsorship, and Director, RBC Foundation.

Jacquie began her career in the ski industry in Banff, Alberta, followed by sport marketing positions at MacLaren Momentum and Lang and Associates.

Jacquie is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario, and holds a Masters Certificate in Marketing Communications Leadership from the Schulich School of Business, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sport and Event Marketing from George Brown College.

Jacquie is a Board Member and Mentor with the Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada, as well as past Chair of the 2014 Sponsorship Marketing Awards. Jacquie is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation and a proud parent volunteer with Courcelette Community School.

Jacquie placed #8 on Yahoo Sports Top 25 most influential people in Canadian sport for 2015, and she and her team have been recognized for numerous achievements including the Sponsorship Marketing Council of Canada “Best in Show” and “Gold” awards for both Hockey and Arts sponsorship programs.

In 2016 Jacquie was recognized as the George Brown 5 to Watch Alumni Achievement Award Winner.

Jacquie currently resides in Toronto with her husband and daughter. Jacquie spends a great deal of time outdoors with her family skiing, running, paddle boarding, and walking the dog.

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