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The Challenge Contest 2016: Judges - Suzanne Trusdale Add to ...


Suzanne Trusdale

Vice President, TELUS Small Business Solutions

With a career spanning more than 20 years at TELUS, Suzanne Trusdale currently leads the company’s Small Business Solutions team. With a focus on putting customers first, she supports more than 230 team members across Canada, Europe, and the Philippines. She’s known for her ability to inspire high performance and spirited teamwork, rallying her team behind the vision of “One team, one goal.”

Suzanne is deeply rooted in small business culture and passionate about helping Canadian entrepreneurs succeed. Prior to joining TELUS, she was a small business owner with a successful restaurant and catering company in Ontario. Today, leading TELUS’ Small Business team and her involvement as a judge in the $100K Small Business Challenge are just some of the ways she helps bolster the Canadian small business community.

As a strong advocate of diversity, Suzanne is the Global co-chair for Connections, a professional development group for women within the organization as well as an executive sponsor for Spectrum, TELUS’ LGBTQA team member resource group. She received the TELUS CHLOE (Connections Honours Leaders of Excellence) Award for Leadership Excellence, and currently mentors six high-potential leaders across the country.

Suzanne has an ongoing commitment to give back to the community and embodies TELUS’ philosophy of “We give where we live.” She’s currently a dedicated member of the Toronto TELUS Community Board and is actively involved with the Princess Margaret One Walk, Free the Children, along with several other non-for-profits in Ontario.

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