Maria Rizzetto, VP Membership


Maria was born and raised in Cape Breton but has capitalized on her ability to build lasting connections to live and work all over Canada. She has 13 years of communications experience in the private, non-profit, and public sectors. After working closely with in-house counsel in her role at the QEII Foundation, she decided to pursue a law degree.


Maria is an alumna of Carleton University, St. Francis Xavier University, and the Nova Scotia Community College. She is currently a Juris Doctorate candidate at Dalhousie University and Legal Intern at the Halifax Regional Water Commission.


Maria knows and values the importance of business communicators. She continues to foster her industry involvements and connections, particularly as an IABC Maritime Board member. She is a professional mentor for ISANS, helping newcomers to Halifax build their personal networks and is Vice-Chair of the board of Welcome Housing and Support Services, a non-profit focused on providing affordable housing to single low-income individuals. Maria hopes to combine her legal education and communications experience while building her career.

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