TORONTO, February 23, 2016 – Leading Canadian public relations and engagement firm, GCI Group (GCI), is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephanie Engel as Senior Vice President of its Consumer & Lifestyle practice.
“Stephanie brings over 20 years of experience in the Canadian public relations sector, and understands what it takes to help brands connect with their consumers,” said Marion Mackenzie, President of GCI Canada. “We’re excited to have her on board to provide strategic counsel and creative thinking to our clients, and further develop our consumer marketing offerings.”
Stephanie has a career steeped in agency, and most recently spent five years as the Vice President of the consumer practice at APEX Public Relations. Her experience is wide and varied and includes retail, food, beverage and nutrition, health and wellness, fashion and beauty, and professional services.
From 2014-2015, Stephanie completed a one-year term as President of IABC/Toronto, the GTA-based chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators, the largest chapter worldwide. Efforts focused on providing member value through professional development, networking, mentoring and volunteerism. In her role, Stephanie also represented the chapter on a local and international level. She is also accredited from the same organization.
“Stephanie’s values align with GCI’s own commitment to client service, ROI, and a team-focused culture. She’s a natural fit and we’re excited for what’s to come” added Mackenzie, “including continuous growth to our portfolio and introducing new offerings.”
About GCI Group
GCI Group (GCI) is a Canadian leader in the public relations industry with deep expertise in the areas of consumer, healthcare, technology, corporate communications, stakeholder relations and engagement and digital. GCI Group services a broad client base, combining the aggressiveness and agility of a specialty boutique with the depth and breadth of a dynamic multinational agency. GCI is a member of the WPP Group of companies, one of the world’s leading communications families and is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s Top 100 Employers for 2016. For more information, visit www.gcicanada.com.