Jennifer Sloan

Jennifer Sloan 

Vice President, Public Policy, Canada, MasterCard

Jennifer Sloan is the Vice President, Public Policy at MasterCard. In her role, Jennifer develops and manages MasterCard’s public affairs and government relations programs in Canada.

Most recently Jennifer was Director, Government Affairs, Target (Canada). At Target she led a national team responsible for the strategic management of all government affairs activities at the federal, provincial, and local levels of government. The team was also Target’s primary interlocutor with all industry and trade associations and lead stakeholder management.

Before Target, Jennifer was the inaugural Vice President University Relations at York University.  Previously Jennifer served as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for nickel mining giant Vale (Inco) Ltd. There she led a global team responsible for public affairs, including communications, government and stakeholder relations, corporate branding and emergency management.

For over 20 year, Jennifer worked with some of Canada's leading government and political figures. She was the Consul, Head of Political/Economic Relations and Public Affairs at the Consulate General of Canada in New York City, where she worked to promote Canada's interests in NY, Connecticut, New Jersey and Bermuda. Prior to this, Jennifer worked as a Chief of Staff for the Minister of International Cooperation (CIDA) after having served as the Director of Communications and key counsel for the Honourable John Manley through his various portfolios, including Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance.

Jennifer is a Past President of the Canadian Club of Toronto(2014-15). She is the Chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC). She is a G(irls)20 Board Director. Jennifer is a Director of the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) and serves as its Treasurer on the Executive Committee. She is a Past Chair of the Grady College Alumni Board at the University of Georgia and is currently a member of the Grady College’s Board of Trust

In November 2013, Jennifer was honoured with induction into the Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia having been previously awarded the Henry W. Grady Alumni Award for mid-career achievement in 2007. That same year she also received the Sigma Kappa National Colby Award recognizing alumnae’s achievement in professional endeavours.  In 1996 she was a recipient of a Minister’s Citation for Foreign Policy Excellence.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

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