Analyst, Responsible Investment
Alberta Investment Management Corp.
Irish dancer-turned-changemaker Ashton Rudanec completed her MBA in 2016 and BCom in 2011 from the University of Alberta School of Business. She got her start in nonprofit marketing from Co-op and summer student positions with the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs and the Edmonton International Airport, later opening her own small business to build strategic and engaging marketing and communications solutions for a diverse portfolio of clients.
From 2012 to 2015, Ashton worked for the Alberta Cancer Foundation as a Communications & Marketing Associate and was responsible for the growth of the Foundation’s social media presence into an award-winning program with a strong, provide-wide community of ambassadors. She was especially proud to be part of the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s communications team when they received the International Association of Business Communicators’ highest honour, the Gold Quill Not for Profit Communications Department of the Year.
During her MBA, Ashton continued to operate her own consulting business, using her background in sustainability, marketing and communications to address organizational challenges of now and next. Upon graduation, Ashton worked in a contract position as Director, Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing with the Alberta School of Business where she promoted the University’s renowned, top-ranking master’s degree programs to prospective students around the world.
In June 2017, Ashton joined Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) as a Responsible Investment Analyst focused on enhancing and protecting long-term stakeholder value by considering the impact on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors on investment risk and performance. An active volunteer, Ashton is currently the President of the Net Impact Edmonton Professional Chapter, Vice President of the University of Alberta School of Business Alumni Association and Steering Committee Chair for the AIMCo Foundation for Financial Education.
In her spare time, Ashton is always on the move. As a certified fitness instructor, avid cyclist and soccer player, she truly lives to be active!