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Loretta Ryan, Ontario Professional Planners Institute

Loretta Ryan is the Director of Public Affairs for the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), an association representing almost 4,000 members working in the land use and community planning profession. Loretta provides leadership in the development and delivery of the Institute’s public policy and communication efforts. Of note, she is the staff lead on the Institute’s Healthy Communities, Sustainable Communities initiative.

Prior to coming to OPPI, Loretta worked at the Toronto Board of Trade where she was responsible for the planning-related standing committees. Previous to this she was a Policy Advisor and Community Planner for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing where she worked in both the operation and policy areas of the Ministry.

Loretta is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner. She is also a member of the Canadian Society of Association Executives and a Certified Association Executive (CAE).