Jennifer M. Sloan
Vice President of Public Policy at Mastercard Canada Toronto, Canada
Jennifer Sloan has extensive experience across all aspects of government, media and public relations, communications and external affairs. In addition to working for Target (Canada), York University and Vale (Inco) Ltd., she also worked with some of Canada’s leading government and political figures including the Deputy Prime Minister as his director of communications. As the vice president of public policy at Mastercard Canada, Jennifer leads the development and management of the company’s public affairs and government relations programs and is a member of Canada’s business leadership team (CLT). She is also the North America Region Lead for Mastercard’s Women’s Leadership Network (WLN).
Jennifer is the chair of the Canadian American Business Council (CABC) Board of Directors. The current and first independent chair of Music Canada’s Board of Directors; and is the immediate past chair of the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication’s Board of Trust (BOT). Jennifer is a Vital Voices Global Ambassador. She previously served as the president of the Grady College Alumni Board, president of the Canadian Club of Toronto, and a director of G(irls)20.
In 2019 Jennifer was recognized with Mastercard’s North America President’s Award. She was also honoured with a 2019 Mastercard CEO Force for Good Award. She was inducted into the Grady Fellowship at the University of Georgia in November 2013; bestowed the Henry W. Grady Alumni Award at the University of Georgia and the Sigma Kappa National Colby Award in 2007; and a Minister’s Citation for Foreign Policy Excellence in 1996.
Jennifer has a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.