Government Relations

Please welcome the newest member of OREA GR team

Sylvia Pena
Sylvia Pena

OREA is thrilled to welcome Sylvia Pena as our new Government Relations Specialist.

Sylvia brings her political and government expertise straight from Queen’s Park where she spent a year with the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme (OLIP). There she worked for two members of the provincial Legislature – Liberal Greg Sorbara (former Minister of Finance) and NDP Michael Prue (MPP from Beaches-East York and a Finance critic). Sylvia’s experience in the offices of these veteran MPPs will be of great use while advocating on behalf Ontario REALTORS® at Queen’s Park.

As part of her intern experience, Sylvia also worked as a Research Assistant for Ipsos Reid during the 2011 Ontario general election, where she gained a valuable experience in political polling.

In addition to her passion for politics, Sylvia has a great fondness for languages. Fluent in English, Spanish and French, she recently returned from France where she worked as a Teaching Assistant at Lyon Academy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMaster University in Political Science.

Sylvia will be working closely with Matthew Thornton, Director of Government Relations, on a variety of REALTOR® issues as well as organizing the 2013 Political Affairs Conference coming up in November.

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