H+K Ottawa’s Jackie King recognized at WCT Annual Awards
OTTAWA, Ontario -- February 20, 2014
Today, Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) announced that Jackie
King, general manager of the Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) office in Ottawa,
is an Annual Awards recipient.
These awards recognize individual and corporate leadership that improves
women’s achievements in Canada’s growing digital landscape. Award winners must
embody and celebrate excellence, innovation and show a willingness to push
"WCT's Leadership Excellence Awards (LEA) recognize best-of-class individuals
in their careers as innovators, mentors, trailblazers and leaders in
communications and technology,” says Joanne Stanley, executive director, WCT.
“The LEA Communicators Award for Corporate Communications Excellence
recognizes Jackie King's outstanding contribution as a communications
strategist and adviser."
Winning a Leadership Award in the “Communicator – Corporate Communications”
category, Jackie is known as one of H+K’s home-grown success stories. She
joined the firm in 1999 as an intern and quickly proved herself a trusted
advisor to clients and peers alike, and was appointed to Ottawa’s top position
as general manager at the end of 2012.
“We’re very proud, but not surprised, that Jackie is a Women in Communications
and Technology award winner. An expert mentor, she champions her team’s
achievements at every turn, and consistently keeps H+K Ottawa at the forefront
of communications innovations,” says Goldy Hyder, president of H+K Canada.
Throughout her time with H+K, Jackie has pursued education and completed the
rigorous Canadian Securities Course and the prestigious strategic management
of investor relations Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business. Jackie’s
clients span a number of industries and sectors, including: government,
health, financial, trade, energy, renewable fuels, natural resources,
aerospace and defence, technology, transportation and non-profit.
She will be officially honoured during WCT’s Annual Awards Ceremony and Gala
at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on April 7, 2014.
About H+K Canada
With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leader in
both public relations and government relations. The Canadian headquarters is
located in Toronto. The company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications
firm in Canada. Its experts specialize 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 2013 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.
Women in Communications and Technology (WCT)—previously known as Canadian
Women in Communications—is a non-profit organization comprised of a national
association of women who work in the communications, digital media and
technology sectors. With the help of our sponsors, we are committed to
creating jobs and advancing women in their careers by facilitating a Canadian
network of industry support and recognition, leadership and skills
development, and mentoring.
Cam Gordon, 416-413-4573
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