Joanne Pitkin

Joanne Pitkin

Vice President, Corporate & Public Affairs, Ottawa

Communications and public affairs strategist with a proven track record enhancing and protecting reputation of global brands.

Professional History

Joanne is a communications and public affairs leader with a proven track record enhancing reputation for global brands through sound strategy that ties directly to business results.

For over 10 years, Joanne has designed and implemented integrated communication, thought leadership and public affairs programs for blue-chip finance, technology, and manufacturing clients, from global banks and pension funds to world-famous technology companies. With a combination of corporate, government and consulting experience, Joanne brings a unique understanding of how business and government audiences interpret both policy and corporate communications.

An active volunteer, Joanne serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Advocacy Network, Communications Committee for Women in Governance and is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community.

Area of Expertise

  • Reputation management
  • Thought leadership
  • Public affairs
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Crisis communication & issues management


  • University of Ottawa – (B.A., Honours) Specialization in Communication, Minor in Business Administration

"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." - Eleanor Roosevelt


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