Hill+Knowlton Toronto Bolsters Senior Team

  Hill+Knowlton Toronto Bolsters Senior Team

Jen Koster leads marketing communications group and Cathy Worden appointed VP
                              of public affairs

Business Wire

TORONTO -- March 14, 2013

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K), the country’s top-rated public
relations and government relations firm, announces two senior appointments in
its Toronto office. Cathy Worden joins the firm as vice-president of the
public affairs unit, and vice-president Jen Koster is promoted to leader of
the office’s marketing communications group.

”We are lucky to have people of Jen’s and Cathy’s calibre guiding teams and
clients, bringing each the benefit of their expertise and industry insights,”
says Ilyse Smith, general manager at H+K Toronto. “As senior members of the
Toronto office, their perspectives, commitment to quality and insightful
counsel help shape the focus and set priorities across the office.”

Cathy Worden has several years of senior experience in government and politics
at both the federal and provincial levels – including serving as chief of
staff to both Minister Brad Duguid at the Ontario Ministry of Economic
Development & Innovation and Minister Dwight Duncan at the Ontario Ministry of
Energy; senior advisor of economic and infrastructure policy for Premier
Dalton McGuinty; and roles with both Industry Canada and Natural Resources
Canada. Her strategic mindset will help connect clients to people and
important developments at Queen’s Park. Cathy brings perspective on a range of
business and political issues across infrastructure, transit and
transportation, energy and innovation.

Already leading a variety of client files, Jen is expanding her mandate to
oversee the business development and staff management of the team. Her
experience leading complex national marketing communications files in food and
beverage, consumer packaged goods and consumer electronics files will be put
to good use as she counsels the team. Jen works closely with Hilda Kinross,
national marketing communications practice leader.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

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 89 offices in 52 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.


For Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada
Cameron Gordon, 416-413-4573
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