Neil Parmenter is senior vice president of corporate and public affairs and chief communications office at TD Bank Group. Neil was appointed Senior Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs and Chief Communications Officer at TD Bank Group in September 2010. In this role, Neil leads a team of corporate communications and government relations professionals in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, responsible for protecting and enhancing TD’s brand and reputation.
Previously Neil served as Vice President, U.S. Corporate and Public Affairs for TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank in Mount Laurel, NJ. In this role he led the integration communications for one of the largest banking mergers in U.S. history, the $18 billion TD Banknorth – Commerce Bancorp combination.
Neil has worked in corporate communications in the financial services industry on both the agency and corporate sides for more than 20 years. Prior to joining TD, he worked in increasingly senior communications roles for Royal Bank of Canada, Environics Communications and Capgemini Ernst & Young.
Neil holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western University, a Certificate in Public Relations from Humber College, a Canadian Securities designation and completed an Executive Program in Strategic Marketing Management from Stanford University. He has won several industry awards from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
Neil serves as a Director on the Board of Governors of TD Bank Group’s Pension Fund Society. He also serves as a Director of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance and is a member of The Arthur W. Page Society, an organization for senior corporate communications executives.
Neil, his wife Barbara and two children make their home in Burlington, Ontario.