Ruth Cunningham

Vice President, Program Planning & Operations

As the Vice President of Program Planning and Operations, Ruth has overall operational and implementation responsibility for the organization’s business plan and short and long-term projects and initiatives As a thought leader within the organization, Ruth has fostered of a culture that encourages excellence in client service, innovation, high performance and agile collaboration with business and community.

Ruth has over 25 years of broad experience in corporate governance, administration, project management, and marketing and communications.  Prior to this role, she has held a number of roles with in the Partnership, including the Director of Marketing and Communications and Investor Services Manager.  

Prior to joining the Partnership Ruth has held various positions within the public sector, a provincial crown corporation and with a private sector educational information technology company.  She is a member of the International Economic Development Council and International Association of Business Communicators.

In her spare time Ruth is an active volunteer in her community – most recently with 100 Women Who Care and as a Board member with Affirmative Industries.