ZINC Founder and Principal, Marci Hotsenpiller is an award-winning communications consultant with 15+ years of experience. Marci has held senior management positions in government and now is one of the top communications and public engagement strategists for local government projects in western Canada. Marci speaks regularly about how government can work more effectively with media, is a member of IAP2 and the Canadian Public Relations Society and holds a BA in Communications from McGill University and Simon Fraser University, plus a certificate in Local Government Administration from Capilano University in Vancouver.
Prior to developing her focus on infrastructure projects she enjoyed a decade in high-tech PR. Leading a team at sister company, ZINC Public Relations, Marci helped innovative Canadian and US startups earn standout media coverage and coached founders on telling their disruption stories to the world. She currently sits on the board for the IAP2 (BC Chapter) and at the Capital Investment Network, a Victoria-based non-profit that aims to introduce more people to angel investing. Marci splits her time between Victoria and the Comox Valley.