Director of Civic Engagement and Communications
Rena is widely known as a digital veteran as well as a recognized thought leader and speaker.
At the City, Rena leads one of the most talented teams of social strategists, engagement advisors, communications planners and creative minds in the sector. Rena is considered to be a highly influential voice on the subject of digital and social communications planning for business and public sector organizations.
Prior to working at the City, Rena’s firm KENDALLWOOD provided management consulting advising on social business, campaign planning, brand development, research, and digital engagement, primarily serving companies with strategic advice to build brands.
Earlier in her career, Rena was communications director for 11 years with the BC government, working for 11 different ministries, leading high profile initiatives, and overseeing innovative public policy work. She is an accredited, award-winning communicator with deep experience as a digital and social strategist.