Director, Corporate Branding, The Standard Life Assurance Co., Montreal, QC. Born: Jamaica.
Camille Isaacs-Morell was a Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade in Jamaica, for over 8 years prior to coming to Canada in 1993, where she made a career change and is now a marketing professional in the financial services sector.
Since 1995, she has worked with The Standard Life Group, first as Marketing Coordinator, Group Pension Sales (1995-97); then, Management Associate, Investment Marketing–Mutual Funds (1998-99); and from 2000-2003, as Manager, Market Strategy and Services, Standard Life Investments Inc., playing a significant role in defining the company’s overall market strategy in North America. She assumed the position of Senior Manager, Marketing and Strategy, Group Insurance in 2003, with the responsibility of leading the development of the strategic plan, managing the implementation of approved strategic initiatives, and branding through various media.
Currently, Camille is Director, Corporate Branding with responsibility for the visibility strategy, advertising, event management and branding for the Canadian operations of The Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada.
Background: Economist, National Export-Import Bank of Jamaica, responsible for advising senior management on the impact of foreign and domestic economic trends on the quality of the Bank’s credit risk (1993); Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, in the division of Protocol, Foreign Trade, and Trade Policy (1984-92).
Affiliations: Association Marketing de Montreal; American Marketing Association; Dorval Artists’ Association, Fondation des Arches du Québec.
Honours: Inclusion in Who’s Who in Black Canada (2nd edition, 2006).
Education: MBA, Marketing & International Business, University of Miami (1991); BA, Language & Linguistic Studies, University of West Indies (1983); industry certificate from Financial Planning and Canadian Institute of Financial Planning.
Favourite book? Carla Harris’, Expect to Win: Proven Strategies of a Wall Street Vet. Very credible. Ms. Harris provides advice that is based on her own experience. She has an impressive career and good life balance using other talents. My only caution is that readers should remember Ms. Harris’ ambitions are exceptionally high. Not everyone will want to go to the lengths that she has to get ahead in their careers.
Favourite quotes? “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day, you bet on people, not on strategies.” – Larry Bossidy (Former Chairman of Honeywell) 2) Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu (Author, The Art of War)
Given the chance, what would you love to do that you haven’t done yet? Help guide and shape the development of teenage girls and young women into productive and successful contributors to society.
Who inspires you? God inspires me to pursue my talents, fulfill my potential and to be of service to others.
Why do you do what you do? I am contributing to the well-being of people through the appropriate and optimal use of their financial resources.