Susanne StaerManager, Communications and Corporate Affairs
Susanne is the Corporate Secretary for Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP) (previously MaRS Innovation) and as such is in charge of the integrity of the organization’s governance framework, including compliance with various governing and funding requirements; efficient administration of the Board of Directors and its various governing and advisory committees; and management of the process related to the annual general meetings and accurate record keeping of Board decisions and organizational history.
In addition, Susanne delivers administrative expertise to the executive office, and oversees marketing, external communications, social media and website development. She maintains office efficiency by establishing procedures and standards, and is the point-person for all aspects of the administration of TIAP.
Prior to joining TIAP, Susanne worked closely with to two senior partners in a nation-wide law firm, in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and securities, and general corporate matters. Susanne also trained new administrative staff and was instrumental in setting up various internal intranet functions as they pertained to training and staff administration.
Susanne has an international administrative background through her work in the diplomatic corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, through which she was posted to the Royal Danish Embassies in Russia and Ghana.