Nadine Spencer is the CEO and President of BrandEQ Group Inc., a global marketing and communications agency. She was previously the Chief Marketing Officer.
Ms. Spencer is also the current CEO and President, of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA). Founded in 1983, the BBPA is a non-profit, charitable organization that addresses equity and opportunity for the Black community in business, employment, education and economic development.
Ms. Spencer was a prior Director of the Food Network's Delicious Food Show, where she managed all aspects of the shows production, including business plans, special features, PR strategy, marketing, communication strategies, sponsorship, exhibit sales, and partner relationships.
Ms. Spencer is the founder and CEO of the Nadine Spencer Company, which consist of a group of gourmet food companies, Finer Foods Limited, Q Gourmet Inc., and Nadine Spencer Food Media.
"I have had the opportunity to work with many executives over the last 20 years, but none rank as highly in my mind as Nadine. Not only is she a savvy and seasoned leader, she is also honest, candid and grounded, qualities that are all but impossible to find in one person. I can't recommend her highly enough, she is a rare find." Elizabeth Campeau, CEO & Former Owner, Bloomingdales.
She serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Junior League of Toronto (JLT), a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Ms. Spencer was born in Kingston, Jamaica, the 13th child among 14 siblings. Her family immigrated to Toronto, Canada in 1979.
Ms. Spencer's ultimate goal in life is to see universal literacy. She volunteers at the Scarborough Women's Centre and the YWCA, trying to ensure that every woman has access to education in order to make more informed choices.
Ms. Spencer holds a degree in political science from Toronto's York University. Her graduate thesis was on Iranian foreign policy towards Iraq.