Our Team

Ingrid Valou

Communications & Media Relations Specialist

Ingrid is VEC’s lead copy writer, publications editor and media contact. She provides strategic public relations advice and support to VEC and external partners, including members of the local startup community. As VEC’s primary press contact, she briefs spokespeople, prepares notes and speeches, and project manages VEC’s media events.

Ingrid has designed and managed prize-winning PR and marketing campaigns recognized by the Canadian Public Relations Society (Vancouver) and STORYHIVE. Ingrid completed her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and creative writing at the University of British Columbia and a public relations certificate at Simon Fraser University.

Ingrid represents VEC on the City of Vancouver’s External Advisory Committee for the Creative City Strategy. Outside VEC, she serves as board chair and president of the Vancouver Metal Arts Association (VMAA), and as a director on TomoeArts’ governing board. She runs a jewellery design business out of her East Van studio, and performs as a flutist in the local music community.