JoAnn Neau, MBA – 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Awardee


JoAnn Neau, MBA

Vice President/Director, Marketing & Communications
RBC Wealth Management, US
Carlson School of Management/University of Minnesota

In her role at RBC, Neau is responsible for overseeing the marketing, community relations, corporate communications, online strategy and corporate intelligence departments. She has a passion for diversity and actively helps drive the firm’s diversity and inclusion strategy. She serves on the Diversity Leadership Council, a cross-functional group of leaders responsible for driving inclusion within their areas of responsibility. She is also a mentor in the firm’s Diversity Dialogs/Reciprocal Mentoring program, which is geared to pair leaders with high- potential women and people of color to enhance employee development and educate leaders on the roadblocks that diverse employees face within the organization. Her team develops marketing strategies reflecting the diversity of the workforce and communities RBC serves. Neau serves on three boards and was most recently appointed board chair of Project SUCCESS, a non-profit focused on improving the educational experiences of inner city middle and high school students.