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 CURRENTS 2012 :: June 10-12, 2012

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Carleen Carroll, APR
Director of Strategic Communications
Halton Region

Carleen Carroll is an accredited public relations practitioner whose career in public relations and communications spans nearly 20 years. Carleen has been Director of Strategic Communications for the Regional Municipality of Halton since 2001. She is responsible for strategic communication and customer service functions, internal and external communications, change management processes, brand awareness and public consultation.

Prior to joining Halton Region, Carleen held the positions of Associate Vice-President of Employee Communications and Director of Public Relations with TD Bank Financial Group-Canada Trust. Her experience includes eight years with the Rogers Group of Companies, including Rogers Cantel Inc., AT&T Canada Long Distance Services and Unitel Communications. Carleen served as legislative assistant to the Honourable Flora MacDonald, Minister of Communications and was selected as a Parliamentary Intern in 1983.

Carleen is an active member of the Canadian Public Relations Society Hamilton Chapter and has held a number of board positions including Promotions Chair, Accreditation Chair, President and Past President. Carleen and her team at Halton Region have been multiple award winners at both the chapter and national level for a variety of communication plans including establishing an emergency shelter for the homeless, introducing an organics waste program and managing communications to support the H1N1 immunization clinics.

Carleen received her Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in 1983, and her Bachelor of Arts in English (Communications) from McGill University in 1981.

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