Rhonda is a Certified Management Accountant and obtained her Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and her MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario. She taught accounting at Ivey for six years, as well as researched and authored teaching cases for the HBA and MBA programs.
Rhonda left academia to pursue a career with American Express, where she held various Marketing management positions before moving to the insurance industry with Lombard Canada, a Fairfax Financial company.
Rhonda has now been at CAA Club Group for 18 years, joining as Vice President of Insurance where she oversaw the Property & Casualty insurance company for seven years. In 2010, she took the role of Vice President Corporate Marketing, overseeing the acquisition and retention of all CAA lines of business – Roadside, Home & Auto Insurance, Travel Insurance, Travel and Rewards. In 2016 Rhonda became Chief Marketing Officer, taking on additional responsibility for Travel and Membership Product and more recently, the Government & Community Relations team.
Rhonda spent seven years as a volunteer Board Member at the Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation and retired as Past Chair of the Foundation in 2019. She now sits on the Oak Valley Health Board, Chairing the Quality & Safety Committee.
Leisure time for Rhonda includes biking, skiing, travel, entertaining and wine tasting.