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Vice-President Industry Partnerships and Chief Marketing Officer

Sandra Marocco, B. Comm

Sandra Marocco was appointed Vice-President Industry Partnerships and Chief Marketing Officer at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in September 2018 after spending the majority of her career working in media.

Ms. Marocco’s career has spanned across human resources, marketing, communications, strategic partnerships and product innovation. Prior to joining NAIT, she worked locally, regionally and nationally in various leadership roles – collaborating and working with many businesses in various industries from government, technology, agriculture, tourism, energy, for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to help them to understand how to best engage, retain, grow and add value to their audiences.

Her passion is taking an inspiring vision and turning it into a powerful execution that engages audiences and returns measurable results.

She has also given back to her community through her extensive work with not-for-profit boards spanning the social and health sectors. Ms. Marocco has spent the past decade serving as a Director, Executive member and most recently as President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Northern Alberta.


What is your favorite place on campus?
The ramp to the swimming pool and arena. The ramps are exactly as they were when I was a child – for years, my family would come to NAIT every Wednesday night for family swim or skate. It was such a happy family outing and every time I walk the ramp, I have such fond memories.

What is your favorite/most inspiring quote?
"Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience" (a Hasidic proverb).


Phone: 780.471.8769
Email: sandrama@nait.ca


Educational highlights and professional designations

  • Bachelor of Commerce with distinction, University of Alberta
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) designation
  • Executive Leadership Program, University of Alberta
  • Not-for-Profit Board Management – Kellogg School of Business
  • Immersive Executive Board Leadership Course – BoardSource

Service to community

  • President, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Northern Alberta
  • Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Northern Alberta
  • Director, Protein Industries Canada

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The Executive Team

President and CEO

Dr. Glenn Feltham was appointed President and CEO of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in 2011.

Vice-President Academic and Provost

Sue Fitzsimmons joined NAIT’s executive team as Vice-President Academic in 2016. Her portfolio expanded in 2019 and she assumed the role of Vice-President Academic and Provost.

Vice-President Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Ray Block joined NAIT’s executive as Vice-President Administration & Chief Financial Officer in April 2011, following more than two decades in leadership.