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Global’s infrastructure practice is fully engaged with governments across Canada making unprecedented investments in infrastructure spending and asset renewal. Multiple levels of government, stakeholders, and lengthy project stages and approvals increase the level of political risk. We understand that sound policies, processes, effective engagement, and clear communications are critical to ensuring that infrastructure projects are delivered on time, on budget, and provide long-lasting value for communities. We have extensive experience working at all stages of the infrastructure life cycle including long-term planning, securing project approvals and funding, construction, and operations and maintenance. We provide a variety of support including project concept and business case development, opportunity identification, and project approval campaigns. We map stakeholders and issues around specific projects to help reduce risk, design and execute local community engagement and communications strategies, and provide issues management planning and support.


Lead Contacts:

John Allen
Telephone: 416-642-2903
Email: jallen@globalpublic.com

Philip Cartwright
Telephone: 613-783-6085
Email: pcartwright@globalpublic.com

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Philip Cartwright

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/philip-cartwright-2/">Cartwright

Senior Vice President

Telephone: 613-783-6085

Email: pcartwright@globalpublic.com

Philip Cartwright leads Global Public Affairs’ Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice and co-manages Global’s Ottawa office. With over a decade of experience in public affairs, Philip develops and executes government relations and related corporate development strategies in every transportation sector – rail, air and marine. He provides advice on all aspects of regulatory, legislative and policy development, ensuring integration of Parliamentary, political and policy considerations. Philip’s clients have included airlines, airports, Class-1 railways, global resource producers and commodity shippers, port and terminal operators, tourism industry stakeholders, manufacturers, financial institutions, trade associations and industry coalitions, among others.

Philip joined Global Public Affairs in 2007 from the Privy Council Office where he worked in various secretariats including Machinery of Government, Cabinet Confidences and Senior Personnel and Special Projects. Prior to living abroad in South Africa, Philip also worked with other professional services firms including an international public opinion polling firm. Philip currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the Canadian Advocacy Network and the Canadian Club of Ottawa. He previously served as President of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (2017-2019) and on the board of the Canadian Transportation Research Forum. Philip has also been actively engaged with the National Arts Centre (Member, Southam Club Steering Committee and Member, NAC Gala Committee).

Philip speaks conversational French and Italian. He holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (Hons.) degree from Carleton University’s Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and an Executive MBA from the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.

 

Team Lead

John Allen

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/john-allen-2/">Allen

Vice President

Telephone: 416-642-2903

Email: jallen@globalpublic.com

John Allen heads the public affairs practice group in the Toronto office, providing integrated government relations and communications support. He works across sectors, with a primary focus on infrastructure, trade, and investment. As part of this work, he established the Infrastructure Lab as a platform for positive dialogue between industry and government to get the most value from infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Global, John spent nine years in Brussels where he worked at the European Parliament, the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, and an international public affairs firm – working with leading international companies, foundations, and organizations. He currently sits on the board of the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada. John has an MBA from Vlerick Business School in Belgium and a BA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Birmingham (UK).

Kristin Anderson

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/kristin-anderson-2/">Anderson

Senior Vice President

Telephone: 403-264-8430

Email: kanderson@globalpublic.com

Kristin Anderson is Senior Vice President, managing Global’s Alberta practice from Calgary. She has over ten years of experience providing senior strategic counsel and guidance to clients across all sectors of the economy. She excels in building advocacy strategies that drive successful outcomes for Global’s clients. Prior to joining the company, Kristin worked in Stephen Harper’s Office of the Leader of the Opposition in Ottawa and for Nortel Networks, in the United Kingdom. Kristin is passionate about community-building and sits on the Board of Directors for the Carya Society of Calgary; the Calgary International Film Festival; and Alberta Women Entrepreneurs. She also participates in fundraising initiatives for the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from the University of Calgary.

Erin Beattie

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/beattie/">Beattie

Senior Consultant

Phone: 236-464-2758

Email: ebeattie@globalpublic.com

Erin is a policy and communications expert with over 16 years’ experience working in not-for-profit, private, and public sector organizations. Erin’s experience includes working as a public affairs officer for the Department of National Defence and as External Relations and Marketing Manager at the Military Museums in Calgary. For seven years, Erin managed the Calgary Tower, where she oversaw day-to-day operations, business development and worldwide marketing. She developed and launched several award-wining initiatives including an education program, a multimedia tour, and a dynamic LED lighting program. Most recently, as former Director of Communications with the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC, Erin directed the public release and media management of all external publications. She provided strategic advice to the Commissioner, co-authored major investigation reports, and created guidance documents, infographics, podcasts, and webinars to raise awareness of and compliance with BC’s privacy laws.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Policy from Mount Royal University, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Calgary, and Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University.

Andrea Beltran

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/beltran/">Beltran

Research Analyst

Phone: 613-818-0197

Email: abeltran@globalpublic.com

Andrea is a Research Analyst with the Cultural Industries and Transportation, Infrastructure & Communities practice groups in Ottawa. She provides research and logistical support, monitors media and policy development. Prior to joining Global, Andrea worked as a research analyst at a Telecommunications, ICT and Spectrum practice. She has also worked as a grant administrator for a non-profit funding postgraduate studies and as a research intern at the Embassy of Colombia in Canada.

Andrea holds a Master in Infrastructure Protection and International Security from Carleton University, and a Bachelor’s in International Affairs from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia, where she is originally from.

 

Nicole Brassard

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/nicole-brassard-2/">Brassard

Consultant

Telephone: 604-630-1065

Email: nbrassard@globalpublic.com

Nicole Brassard is a Consultant in the Vancouver Office of Global Public Affairs. She provides government relations, stakeholder engagement and communications support to clients in the Transportation, Infrastructure and Technology sectors. Prior to joining Global, Nicole was the Regional Director for a federal political party managing stakeholder engagement, media relations and strategic policy outreach in Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Territories. Nicole has extensive experience managing election campaigns and has knowledge of strategic messaging and micro-targeting using a variety of innovative platforms. She also worked in law for more than a decade for several national and international law firms in their corporate and insurance practice groups. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Alberta and a diploma from Canadore College.

Hunter Doubt

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/doubt-hunter-2/">Doubt

Senior Consultant

Telephone: 613-783-3452

Email: hdoubt@globalpublic.com

Hunter Doubt is a consultant and member of the Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities team in Global’s Ottawa office. He provides clients with a range of government relations support including policy research, communications and strategic analysis, specifically as it pertains to the challenges and opportunities they face with the federal government. Prior to joining Global, Hunter worked part-time with a member of parliament, both on election campaigns and in their constituency office. An avid traveller, he spent his entire third-year of university aboard, studying at Copenhagen University in Denmark. He currently sits on the organizing committee of Lawn Summer Nights Ottawa, an annual five-night charity event in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Hunter is a native of London, ON. He holds a Master’s of Political Management from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s (Hons) of Political Science from the University of Western Ontario.

Thoren Hudyma

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/thoren-hudyma-2/">Hudyma

Senior Vice President

Telephone: 604-630-1064

Email: thudyma@globalpublic.com

 

Thoren Hudyma brings to Global two decades of experience in strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and public affairs, with a focus on reputation and crisis management in controversial sectors. What makes Thoren unique is her many years of first-hand experience leading public campaigns for companies that have already gained a social license and public support in B.C.’s complex regulatory and stakeholder environment. She is recognized for her ability to work with executives, technical staff, and field staff alike to find common solutions that contribute to completing projects on time and on budget.

Most recently, at BC Hydro, Thoren led a newly-formed integrated business unit responsible for the communications, stakeholder consultation, government relations, Aboriginal communications, and sustainability activities for the company’s infrastructure program. In this role, her team was responsible for gaining community support on dozens of projects through their development of best practice programs. Before this, she was Director of Public Affairs at the BC Transmission Corporation, where she was responsible for all internal and external communications and stakeholder programs on a number of successfully completed projects.

Thoren has also worked as an account director at a major public relations firm and was a media spokesperson for former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. In this role, she was responsible for speaking publicly, on behalf of the Prime Minister, on a range of high profile and controversial issues. Thoren has been a political commentator for a major national news network and has enjoyed being a regular speaker at industry conferences across North America.

Natalia Lasakova

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/lasakova/">Lasakova

Research Analyst

Telephone: 647-943-0275

Email: nlasakova@globalpublic.com

Natalia Lasakova is a Research Analyst in the Technologies, Infrastructure and Communities practice group in the Toronto office where she provides strategic research and analysis to clients in the infrastructure, energy and clean technology fields.

Prior to joining Global, Natalia interned at the Institute of International Relations in Prague where she worked closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic to conduct policy research pertaining to regional and international affairs. During her university studies, Natalia also worked in the audit department of Ontario’s Ministry of Finance where she assisted with business and finance-related projects.

Natalia holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, European Studies and Environmental Policy from the University of Toronto and studied abroad in Paris, France at Sciences Po.

 

Curtis O’Nyon

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/onyon-curtis-2/">O’Nyon

Senior Associate

Telephone: 613-294-2757

Email: conyon@globalpublic.com

Curtis O’Nyon is a Senior Associate at Global focused on infrastructure and transportation at all levels of government. With over two decades of experience in the Ottawa political environment, he is a sought-after advisor and strategist for corporate, non-profit and political organizations. He has built and fostered relationships with government staffers, politicians and the corporate sector in Ottawa and across Canada. Curtis has proven experience managing industry associations, businesses, non-profits and government . His clients count on him to develop and implement strategic advocacy plans and to provide comprehensive public and government relations advice.
Curtis holds a Bachelor’s of Arts (Honours) in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, both from Carleton University. Curtis is a member of the Boxing Canada Board of Directors and is a volunteer member of the government relations committee at Music Canada Live.

Jordan Pinkster

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/pinkster/">Pinkster

Consultant

Telephone: 403-776-3600

Email: jpinkster@globalpublic.com

Jordan Pinkster is a consultant supporting Global’s Alberta clients in the areas of health and life sciences, cannabis, transportation and infrastructure, as well as arts and culture. Prior to Global, Jordan worked as the Chief of Staff for a member of Calgary City Council and has a wealth of experience in Calgary municipal politics. Jordan volunteers with the Bow River Chapter of Trout Unlimited Canada and with the Alberta Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Jordan holds a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies from Mount Royal University.

Rick Roth

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/roth/">Roth

Vice President, Ontario

Phone: 416-597-3473

Email: rroth@globalpublic.com

Rick Roth is the Vice President, Ontario, at Global Public Affairs, helping clients navigate the new Government in Ontario under Premier Doug Ford.  Rick works with clients seeking opportunities to collaborate with the public sector to achieve their business objectives.

Rick has more than a decade of experience in government, crisis communications and public affairs, holding senior positions in Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.  Most recently he served as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks helping shape Ontario’s Environment Plan; a detailed vision ranging from the protection of air, land and water, addressing litter and waste as well as Ontario’s new approach to Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

Previously Rick spent more than two years as the Senior Manager for Issues and Reputation Management at Scotiabank, one of Canada’s largest and most international banks.  There he crafted crisis communications plans for the Bank and their senior executives ranging from issues around cyber security, international trade and commerce as well as in retail and digital banking.  Rick also led the Bank’s external communications strategy during their quarterly earnings as well as numerous mergers and acquisitions.

Rick served within the Government of Canada as the Director of Communications to Canada’s Foreign Minister as well as with Canada’s International Trade Minister; leading the communications team in promoting Canada’s foreign policy and trade priorities around the world, responding to the fluid and unpredictable nature of international relations.  Rick’s term with the federal government concluded with the Minister of International Trade during the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership), where Rick led the communications roll-out and stakeholder strategy.

Rick is passionate about international relations, crisis communications and politics, and has built a positive reputation among his colleagues in the media, both in Canada and around the world.

Rick is a graduate of Brock University with a B.A. in Political Science with a Concentration in Public Law.

Elizabeth Wagdin

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/elizabeth-wagdin-2/">Wagdin

Vice President and General Manager

Telephone: 416-597-3476

Email: ewagdin@globalpublic.com

Elizabeth Wagdin is Vice President and General Manager of the Global Public Affairs office in Toronto. With over 10 years of experience working in public affairs, she provides counsel and strategies to a diverse range of clients. Elizabeth works with clients to advise and execute meeting programs, lobby days and receptions at Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. Her expertise spans sectors such as natural resources, energy, infrastructure, transportation, retail and consumer goods including both private and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Global in 2006, Elizabeth worked with the Toronto District School Board as Constituency Assistant for the Trustee of Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Currently, she sits on the board for the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada. Elizabeth completed the International Association for Public Participation’s Certificate Program in Public Participation and holds both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (Hons) and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Guelph-Humber.

Vince Amodeo

http://globalpublicaffairs.ca/staff/vince-amodeo-2/">Amodeo

Research Analyst

Telephone: 416-597-3478

Email: vamodeo@globalpublic.com

Based in Toronto, Vince is a Research Analyst in Global’s Technology and Transportation, Infrastructure and Communities practice groups where he helps clients navigate policy challenges and market access for emerging technologies. He provides strategic and tactical intelligence to clients by monitoring and analyzing current affairs and policy developments at the provincial and federal levels. Vince holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Edinburgh where he focused on international economics and Canada’s trading relationships.

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