Marsali Federico

Chief of Staff
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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 Manager, Support Services and now serves 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 manages the administrative team, overseeing the provision of logistical and administrative support to the sales, client relationship, and delivery functions. Marsali also provides executive assistant support to the President and the EVP of Design.

Marsali has Certificates in Business Administration and Risk Management through York University's School of Continuing Studies, an Honours BA with Specialist Certificate in Theatre and Drama Studies from the University of Toronto, and a Diploma in Acting from Sheridan College. Marsali is a voracious learner and is constantly seeking continuous improvement opportunities. She holds a Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring and a Certificate in Stress Management from the Institute of Counselling in Glasgow, Scotland, a Certificate in Project Management Fundamentals from the University of Waterloo, and completed Best Practices for the Multi-Project Manager with the Canadian Management Centre. 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 and training capacities over her 18+ year career. She is currently acting as the Commanding Officer of the 48th Highlanders Army Cadet Unit at Moss Park, having recently concluded a term as an Area Elemental Advisor for the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central), Detachment Toronto. In this role, she provided mentorship and coaching to tri-elemental local unit commanding officers. Marsali is recent past Chair of the Board of Directors, as well as a volunteer and partner/spouse mentor, with the Toronto Military Family Resource Centre, an organization that provides support to the families of deployed and serving soldiers. She is the Administrative Support to The Ranger Foundation, a charitable foundation for the Canadian Rangers of Northern Ontario that primarily supports At-Risk Aboriginal Youth, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Toronto Scottish Regimental Association.

Marsali is married to Jason, a military veteran and Major in the Canadian Forces Reserves, and they have two sons, Declan and Lennox, and three rather large cats.

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