Karla Laird

Born on the beautiful island of Jamaica, Karla is a dynamic, media-savvy senior communications specialist with over 9 years of demonstrated experience working in the Canadian and Caribbean business, nonprofit, legal, and film and television sectors. She is also an attorney-at-law under the jurisdiction of Jamaica and currently serves as the Director of Member Services and Communications at UBCP/ACTRA.
An advocate in every sense of the word, Karla is also President of the Jamaican Canadian Cultural Association of BC, serving as an ambassador for her home country, by actively supporting the Jamaican immigrant community in the province. Karla holds a Bachelor of Laws degree with honours and a graduate diploma with distinction in public relations from the University of the West Indies and recently completed her Masters in Intercultural & International Communication at Royal Roads University.
Karla is passionate about governance and is a proud member and supporter of Synergy Executive and boards Consulting Group and the work they do placing Indigenous, Black and People of Color (IBPOC) on boards and connecting equity seeking and equity advancing groups with IBPOC candidates.