Director, Corporate Communication, Farm Credit Canada
Paula Kohl is an IABC Accredited Business Communicator with more than 20 years’ experience in professional communication. She has been involved with IABC Regina at various points through her career, with her recent contributions as Certification Chair. Paula previously held board positions from 2005 to 2008 and was a mentor in the 2014 Mentorship Challenge. She achieved her Accredited Business Communicator designation in 2011.
Paula currently holds the position of Director, Corporate Communication at Farm Credit Canada, where she oversees internal and stakeholder communication. In her previous position as Director, Marketing and Communication at Regina Exhibition Association Limited (operator of REAL District), Paula was part of the opening of Mosaic Stadium (home of the Saskatchewan Roughriders). She also oversaw public engagement and the early stages of a multi-year strategy that will see Regina evolve into a vibrant entertainment district. Prior to this, Paula led an award-winning team of communicators at SaskPower.
Over the past few years, Paula pursued a different passion besides strategic communication. She completed the Level 3 Wine and Spirit Education Trust certification at Napa Valley Wine Academy and the Fine Vintage Canadian Wine Scholar designation. Paula combines her two passions – communication and wine – to deliver entertaining wine tastings that leave participants with anecdotes and facts that will impress their friends. Paula’s retirement goal is to be a wine educator in the Okanagan, while writing about wine either personally or professionally.