Dorenda McNeil

Senior Vice President - Operation, Brand & Talent, Counsel

Dorenda has a wealth of experience in communications, public relations, strategic marketing, and event management. For more then two decades, she has held senior agency roles and spearheaded many successful campaigns for companies and organizations across Canada.

A specialist in creative communications strategies, Dorenda helps to ensure the brand success of client projects, bringing life to an organization’s stories while maintaining the integrity of their brand.

More recently, Dorenda has become responsible for fostering the success of Counsel’s own talent, supporting, mentoring and sharing best practices and industry trends with Counsel’s team of professionals.

In 2005, Dorenda founded Counsel Public Relations, steered its growth, and helped fully integrate it into Counsel Public Affairs. Prior to joining Counsel, Dorenda worked as Vice President with Advance Planning/MS&L. She was also the national manager of public relations and media relations for Mercer, the world’s largest human resources and management consulting firm, and started her career as a marketing coordinator with Goodmans LLP, one of Canada’s top ten corporate law firms.

Originally from Saskatoon, Dorenda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan and is a certified trainer with The Protocol School of Washington. She is the author of “Virtually Perfect Business Etiquette: Workplace Tips for the Digital Generation” and loves spending time with her husband and daughter at their farm in Northumberland County.