Marsali Federico

Chief of Staff
416.925.2967 x103

Marsali Federico joined Forrest in January 2008 and has slowly climbed the ranks of accountability.  Beginning as the Client Coordinator, she then transitioned to act as Executive Assistant to two EVPs, became the Manager, Support Services, and now acts as Chief of Staff. In this role, she is accountable to ensure all Finance and Administration services and back stage capabilities are delivered in an efficient, effective, well-controlled manner, enabling the business to deliver on its strategies and to meet all statutory and regulatory requirements. She performs the HR functions of the business, and supports the President as his Executive Assistant. She manages the three-person Administrative team, overseeing the provision of logistical and administrative support to the sales, client relationship, and delivery functions.

Marsali holds an Honours BA with specialist certificate in Theatre and Drama Studies from the University of Toronto, and a diploma in Acting from Sheridan College. A voracious learner, she also holds a Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring, a Diploma in Counselling and CBT, and a Certificate in Stress Management from the Institute of Counselling in Glasgow, Scotland. She has a Certificate in Business Administration and in Risk Management from York University and a Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals from the University of Waterloo. Marsali is a Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) with the Project Management Institute (PMI).

In her “spare” time, Marsali is a Captain with the Canadian Forces Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) with whom she has worked in a number of administrative, teaching, training, and consulting capacities over her 20 year career and is currently the Commanding Officer of a local army cadet unit. Marsali performs in community theatre productions, and volunteers and mentors with the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre, an organization that provides support to the spouses and families of deployed and serving soldiers, and veterans. She is also a Volunteer Director of the Board of the Toronto Scottish Regimental Association, and Volunteer Administrative Support to the Ranger Foundation, a charitable foundation for the Canadian Rangers of Northern Ontario that primarily supports At-Risk Aboriginal Youth. Marsali is a member of the IODE 48th Chapter, a national women's service group with a focus on youth, education, literacy and citizenship.

Marsali is married to Jason, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the military reserves; they have two sons, Declan and Lennox, and two fat cats.

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