Brad Lavigne to Join Hill+Knowlton Strategies

  Brad Lavigne to Join Hill+Knowlton Strategies

 Strategic communications and public policy expert to join firm in early 2013

Business Wire

OTTAWA, Ontario -- November 08, 2012

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s top-ranked public affairs and public
relations firm, announced today that Brad Lavigne will join its Ottawa office
as vice-president, public affairs as of January 2, 2013.

“Brad is widely, and rightly, recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts
in strategic communication and public policy,” said Goldy Hyder, senior
vice-president and general manager of H+K Ottawa. “His considerable experience
in both federal and provincial government and politics will be of invaluable
assistance to H+K and its clients. We are extremely proud to have Brad join
the H+K team.”

Lavigne served as principal secretary to the Leader of the Official
Opposition, both under Jack Layton and Nycole Turmel, following the 2011
federal election. From 2009 to 2011, he was the national director of the
federal New Democratic Party (NDP) and served as national campaign director
for the NDP’s historic breakthrough election campaign. Lavigne also served as
director of strategic communications for Mr. Layton from 2006 to 2009.

Prior to working in Ottawa, Lavigne served as chief of staff to the Minister
of Finance of the Province of British Columbia from March 2000 to June 2001
and was a ministerial assistant to British Columbia’s Minister of Advanced
Education from October 1999 to February 2000. He began his provincial
government service as a policy advisor in the Premier of British Columbia’s
Youth Office from September 1998 to September 1999.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies
( is a leader in both public relations and public affairs. The
company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in Canada. It
specializes in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing
communications, crisis, energy, technology, health care, digital
communications, financial communications and transactions. The only
communications firm to have earned the Order of Excellence from Excellence
Canada, it is also recognized as one of the 2012 Best Workplaces in Canada.
Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 84 offices in 46
countries as well as an extensive associate network and is a member of WPP
(NASDAQ: WPPGY) (, one of the world’s largest communications
services groups.


Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Goldy Hyder, 613-725-7020
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