Marlie OdenPrincipal, Bridge Communications
Marlie Oden was appointed to the Board of Directors of CBC/Radio-Canada on July 30, 2013, for a five-year term.
Ms. Oden founded Bridge Communications in 1995. They offer a wide range of services, including strategic planning, public relations, public consultation, community relations, facilitation, advertising and event management.
Prior to that, Ms. Oden worked at McKim Advertising based in Vancouver, where she managed the Tourism British Columbia account before becoming the Vice-President and Account Director.
Ms. Oden has sat on the board of directors of Telefim Canada, the Arts Club Theatre, the Vancouver International Film Festival, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, BC Bortstal Association, and the Stanley Theatre. An active member of her community, she has received the Jessie Richardson Patron of the Arts Award and the City of Vancouver Arts Award for Outstanding board member. In 2016, Ms. Oden was recognized by BCBusiness as one of British Columbia’s 35 most influential women.
Ms. Oden attended the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. She is a graduate of the Canadian Board Diversity Council Program.