Susan Willensen, Communication Director

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As founder and president of The Siren Group Inc. ( -- a boutique, public relations agency and collective of consultants specializing in the consumer marketing and lifestyle sectors -- Susan designs, manages and implements innovative, compelling and successful marketing communications and PR programs for her wide range of clients.

Susan’s passions are food & wine, music, hospitality & entertainment, travel, and continuing education. She graduated from Toronto’s Havergal College followed by post-secondary studies at the Canadian Junior College in Carriacou, BWI, and Lausanne, Switzerland; then at U of T, and Toronto Metropolitan University, where she earned diplomas in business, marketing, and PR. She attended the Cordon Bleu, followed by WSET studies in London, UK. She has front-of-house experience in Toronto’s hospitality industry, has completed WSET Level II in wine with distinction, Fine Vintage Ltd.’s French Wines Professional Diploma program, and has completed her WSET Level III. SmartServe certified, Susan is always ready to pour.