Melanie Rutledge

Director of Government and Industry Engagement, Magazines Canada

Magazines Canada’s bilingual Director of Government and Industry Engagement, Melanie Rutledge is also responsible for submissions and adjudication of the Canadian Magazine Awards. Throughout her 20-year career in the Canadian arts and culture sector, Melanie has developed expertise in strategic communications, advocacy, policy and program research, development and implementation, strategic planning, stakeholder relations, branding and project management. Melanie and her family live in Russell, Ontario. She loves to read with her kids, preferably out-of-doors, preferably on, in, or beside a lake. When she’s not reading, you can find her digging in the garden, helping green things grow and thrive.