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A strong believer in the importance of vibrant, safe, and inclusive communities, Marcus Wong brings to Council his background in governance, public policy, and community leadership. He currently sits on the boards of the North Shore Multicultural Society and the West Vancouver Track & Field Club. He recently retired from the West Vancouver Police Board and as a provincially-appointed tribunal adjudicator.He has served on the boards of the BC Association of Police Boards, Canadian Association of Police Governance, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, Queen’s University Alumni Association, BC Luge Association, Richmond Art Gallery, University Council of Queen’s University, and Senate of the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
As a leader in strategic marketing communications and stakeholder relations, Marcus Wong is currently the Chief Executive Officer of AURUS Athletica Inc. Marcus Wong began his career working with high profile clients and sectors such as Olympic athletes, national sports teams, agriculture, natural resources, and non-profit organizations. He has a wealth of experience in developing and executing integrated marketing communications and stakeholder engagement strategies that span brand development/management, issues management, public relations, government/international relations, internal/external communications, as well as media relations.
He gained significant experience working for the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C., helping to strengthen relationships with key members of the International Olympic Committee, the World Olympians Association, Olympians Canada, and both houses of the United States Congress. Marcus Wong has also been the primary media spokesperson for a major utility company, as well as a communications advisor to several provincial cabinet ministers, notably the Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the Olympics.
Marcus Wong holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Queen's University in political studies and a Master of Science degree in marketing from the University of Birmingham (UK). In recognition of his community service to West Vancouver, he was awarded the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers by the Governor General of Canada and the West Vancouver Police Centennial Medal. Born in 1981 in Vancouver, Marcus Wong is not only a long-time West Vancouver resident, but he also grew up in the community – attending École Pauline Johnson and graduating from Sentinel Secondary School in the French Immersion program.