Ashley Curran | Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics

Ashley Curran

Ashley Curran

Ashley Curran

MBA, Sustainable Commerce '16

Associate Vice President of Community Investment, Canadian Tire


Ashley Curran is a graduate from the U of G's MBA in Sustainable Commerce program and is currently the Associate Vice President of Community Investment at Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). In her role, Ashley is responsible for developing CTC's community strategy while managing existing community initiatives across the family of companies. Prior to this role, Ashley worked with multiple boutique marketing agencies helping Fortune 500 companies build their brand strategies.

Career Highlights

  • Launched CTC's $50-million five-year commitment to making play more accessible through Jumpstart's Play Finds A Way movement, which has helped over 90,000 children with disabilities and created over 134,000 square feet of accessible play spaces across Canada
  • Launched Target's Global Employment Brand (US, Canada and India)
  • Launched Lowe's Home Improvement Retailer's Canadian CSR program to coincide with its first store opening in the country
  • Launched and managed the Canadian version of Pedigree's Adoption Drive Campaign

Previous Roles

  • Associate Vice President, Community Investment, Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Manager, Strategy and Planning, Sports Partnerships, Canadian Tire Corporation
  • Senior Account Manager, Veritas Communications
  • Senior Consultant, GCI Group

As a student

  • MBA, Sustainable Commerce, University of Guelph
  • Graduated third in her class, earning a place on the Dean's honour list
  • Won the 2016 Capstone Business Case Competition


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