About Us

The people behind our sucess

The leadership team at energi PR is a diverse, respected and experienced team of senior communicators who work in our Toronto and Montreal offices.  More often than not, they prefer to be found in the weeds alongside their clients - at their head office, store, plant or event. That's where we are inspired to do our best work.  


Our Leadership Team

  • Carol LevineAPR, Fellow CPRS Co-Founder and CEO
  • Esther BuchsbaumAPR, Fellow CPRS Co-Founder and President
  • Marlo TaylorPartner and General Manager

Carol Levine

APR, Fellow CPRS Co-Founder and CEO

Carol Levine, Co-Founder and CEO of energi PR, is a respected thought leader and contributor to the Canadian and global PR industry. The "grey hair" at energi, Carol provides strategic counsel on our diverse client mandates and is close to the daily action.

Among her accomplishments, she cites building one of the best healthcare PR practices in the country with a dedicated team of smart, passionate and skilled professionals.
Carol’s broad range of clients have included: The Canadian Red Cross Society, Teleglobe Canada, Hilton International, Astellas Pharma Canada, Abbott, Biovail, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Galderma Canada, Paladin Laboratories, Merck, Serono and Wyeth.
Carol is Immediate Past Chair of the Canadian Council of Public Relations Firms, and Chair of the Public Relations Global Network's Business Committee. A McGill grad, she is also the first PR professional inducted into the Canadian Healthcare Marketing Hall of Fame.

Esther Buchsbaum

APR, Fellow CPRS Co-Founder and President

As Co-Founder and President at energi PR, Esther specializes in corporate communications strategy development, crisis, reputation and issues management, and franchise relations. She has a particular core competency in the negotiation, development and implementation of cause marketing initiatives. With more than 25 years of experience, she has provided brand development and strategic PR counsel to such clients as Hilton, P&G, Ford, Choice Hotels, Avon, Hotels.com, ADT, Sunbeam, Samsung, Burger King Canada and Uniroyal Tire to name but a few.

Esther is active in industry and community relations and is a member of the IABC, CPRS, PRSA and TMAC. She is a regular guest lecturer in the McGill University MBA program and sits on the McGill Desautels Faculty of Management Global Marketing Expert Panel.

Marlo Taylor

Partner and General Manager

Marlo Taylor is a dynamic public relations professional with a passion for all things healthcare. For more than 14 years, Marlo has offered her clients a strategic perspective on the Canadian healthcare communications landscape, helping them develop powerful traditional and online PR strategies that succeed within a highly regulated and competitive environment.

A veteran of some of Canada’s largest PR firms, Marlo has worked in therapeutic areas including oncology, cardiovascular, women’s health, diabetes, lung health, dermatology, immunology, urology, arthritis and stem cell research.