A senior communication industries expert with extensive experience in regulatory affairs, business development and broadcasting. She is a media strategist as well as a principled, strong leader who understands public trust and excels at working with government, boards, stakeholders and senior teams. A proven consensus builder, problem solver and ambassador with industry associations, international and domestic partners, she also has extensive expertise in financial management, operational execution and competitive positioning. She has held senior management positions in private broadcasting and was appointed as a Ontario Regional Commissioner of the CRTC in 2005 where she served for 7 years. Rita now provides MRi’s clientele with advice, analysis and strategic direction on regulation and policy impacting broadcasting in Canada.