Sales & Advertising

Stefanie MacDonald

Associate Group Publisher

Stefanie MacDonald

In addition to heading up Advisor Group, Stefanie is publisher of Canadian Insurance Top Broker and Corporate Risk Canada magazines. Before becoming associate publisher of the Advisor Group in December 2016, she was Manager of Sales Strategy. Stefanie has been in media and related industries for 16 years; 13 years of that within the publishing industry. She holds a degree in English from Dalhousie University, together with certificates in Publishing with Ryerson University and Sales Management with the Schulich School of Business, York University. She is a frequent facilitator and speaker at industry events, including roundtables and the Canadian Insurance Top Broker Summit.

Julia Sokolova

Account Manager

Julia Sokolova

Julia joins the Advisor Group with a media agency background, having spent eight years in the industry working collaboratively with clients, creative agencies and various media partners on a daily basis to achieve great client results. While at Cossette, Julia won the National Advertising Awards Young Media Competition for coming up with innovative solutions for BDO Dunwoody, which awarded her with a trip to Cannes Lions International Festival. She is a graduate of University of Toronto, Bachelor of Commerce Degree.

Ashleigh Upshaw

Sales Coordinator

Ashleigh Upshaw

Ashleigh Upshaw is Sales Coordinator for the Advisor Group. Prior to joining the Publishing team, Ashleigh worked at a call centre as a Customer Service and Sales Consultant and was a Supervisor and Head Trainer at Tim Hortons for over seven years. Ashleigh graduated with honours in 2010 from Durham College with an Advanced Diploma in Public Relations.