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Jackie DeSouza
Communications Director, Canadian Olympic Committee

Jackie DeSouza, was born in Shinyanga, Tanzania, daughter of Felix and Vicky DeSouza and sister of Connie and Natalie. She attends some Goan/Tanzanian community functions in Toronto - Tanzanite dance and the sports day in the summer. Her hobbies are: Running, yoga, watching movies, playing with her children.

27 Sep. 2002
Source: Canada NewsWire
Canadian Olympic Committee Announces New Communications Director

. Excerpts: "We're happy to have Jackie on board as part of our management team," said acting CEO Lou Ragagnin. "Jackie's experience in corporate communications, strategic planning, media relations and in the world of sport will be of great benefit as we embark on our new corporate direction to support excellence in high-performance sport."

.Jackie was the Communications Manager for the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid Corporation. Over her 14-year career, she has worked in senior communications positions with several Ontario government ministries, and as a journalist, consultant and book editor. Jackie is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical University's School of Journalism, has served on the school's advisory committee and is a long-time executive member of the school's alumni association. For full text, 330 words see:

4 Jul. 2001
Source: The Toronto Star
Excerpt: When the Olympic kudos are being handed out, a few should be saved for the likes of Jackie DeSouza, people who do a lot of the nitty-gritty work for the high-profile bidders.

9 Aug 2004
Source: The Globe and Mail. (Canada)

Olympic gymnasts could run off to join the circus. Jackie DeSouza, Canadian Olympic Committee communications director, says the committee is “very supportive of companies that wish to recruit athletes for career opportunities following their competitive careers.” And, she says, the Olympics “are the place to be for a company wishing to recruit the best athletes in the world.”

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