Alicia Reanud-Paquin (she/her) is the Manager of Athlete Projects and Operations at AthletesCAN. Alicia will be responsible for overseeing direct interaction with AthletesCAN members, committees, staff, corporate and system partners and the Board of Directors to build and leverage athlete-driven data and insights to create impactful change. She will also oversee all governance and operations processes on behalf of the organization.
Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Alicia held several athlete-facing roles at the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). While with the COC, she helped plan Team Canada’s participation at the Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Games and worked on several sport inclusion and community engagement initiatives, including education, women and girls in sport, and LGBTQI2S+ initiatives. Alicia also volunteered with the Canadian University Artistic Swimming League, where she supported the growth of artistic swimming at the university level within Canada, highlighted by efforts to increase the inclusion of men within the sport, as well as the Sport for Life Principles.
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, a certificate in Project Management from McGill University, and a certificate in Sport Industry Essentials from Columbia University. She is also a National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)-Level 1 Certified Coach in artistic swimming and is currently pursuing a certificate in Nutrition Coaching.
Alan Hudes (he/him) is the Manager of Communications and Sport Partnerships at AthletesCAN. In his role, Alan works closely with the organization’s membership as well as National and Multisport Organization stakeholders to promote and tell the stories of Canadian national team athletes. His portfolio includes the development and assessment of marketing and branding strategies, media relations, original multiplatform content creation, and community management of AthletesCAN’s digital channels.
Prior to joining AthletesCAN, Alan held key roles over five years with U SPORTS, helping elevate and transform the commercial efforts of the national brand of university sports in Canada. His previous experience also includes various positions in the sports media and communications industry, including with Maccabi Canada, Hockey Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, TSN SportsCentre, Yahoo! Sports Canada and the National Post, among others.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University).
Grigori Peregoudov (he/him) will be serving as Operations Intern, and reporting to Alicia Renaud-Paquin.
Grigori is entering the final year of the Business Management program at Toronto Metropolitan University, set to graduate with honours in 2023. His diverse background includes experience in both project management and digital advertising, in addition to playing basketball at a professional junior level.
Intern, Marketing & Communications
Anthony Bruno (he/him) is the Marketing and Communications Intern, reporting to Alan Hudes, Manager of Communications and Sports Partnerships.
A graduate of Centennial College’s Sports Journalism Program, Anthony has written for the school’s in-house media outlet, the Toronto Observer, where he covered the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and was mentored by TSN and Sportsnet personalities. He also holds a digital marketing certificate from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.