Marcus Wong is a leader in strategic communications and stakeholder relations, whose career has included high profile clients and sectors including Olympic athletes, national sports teams, agriculture, natural resources, and non-profit organizations. He has a wealth of experience in developing and executing communications strategies and stakeholder engagement in portfolios that span issues management, public relations, government/international relations, internal and external communications, as well as media relations.
He gained extensive experience working for the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., helping to strengthen relationships with key members of the International Olympic Committee, the World Olympians Association, Olympians Canada, and both houses of the United States Congress. Marcus has also been the primary media spokesperson for a major utility company, as well as a communications advisor to several provincial cabinet ministers, notably the Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Olympics.
He currently also currently serves on the board of the West Vancouver Police Department, sitting on both the finance and governance committees, having previously sat on the policy and labour relations committees. In the past, he has served on University Council at Queen’s University, the Senate of the University of Birmingham, as well as the boards of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the BC Luge Association and the Richmond Art Gallery, chairing the latter two organizations’ marketing committees.
Marcus holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen's University in political studies and a Master of Science degree in marketing from the University of Birmingham (UK). A long-time resident of West Vancouver, B.C., Marcus is an avid athlete, world traveler, and coffee drinker.