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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
December 19, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Alan Quarry


Chairman and CEO, Quarry Integrated Communications

Alan Quarry is the Chairman and CEO of a 100 plus person team focused on helping Quarry Integrated Communications clients build their business. Quarry, which has offices in Waterloo, Durham-NC and San Jose, is the largest marketing communications firm between Toronto and Vancouver.
Alan has been a director of the Institute of Canadian Advertising and is the past president of the Trans Canada Advertising Agency Network. He has taught both fourth-year Marketing Communications and MBA courses at Wilfrid Laurier University since 1992. Alan served as the Entrepreneur In Residence at WLU in 2010 and 2011.

Alan has served on the professional advisory board of the Graphic Arts and Advertising program at Conestoga College since 1990. He has also served on the United Way since 1992 and the Kitchener-Waterloo Foundation communications committees (1985) and was nominated twice for the regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2000, he was elected the first-ever Canadian President of the Advertising Agency Network International (AANI), a group of 22 agencies from the U.S. and Canada, with affiliated agencies from Europe.

Alan started his marketing career in Canada Trustís head office in London as a trainee. He became Manager of Corporate Communications two years later. Alan speaks internationally to approximately 12 groups a year about using integrated communications to build brands & relationships with customers.

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