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Jill Swenson

Director, British Columbia


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Jill Swenson is the Director of British Columbia at Global Public Affairs. She has over 17 years of political experience at provincial and federal levels. As the Director of Operations to two high-profile federal Cabinet Ministers, Jill led the comprehensive stakeholder relations programs for Canada’s trade agreements, advised local businesses as they navigated complicated trade relationships and challenges, organized international trade missions, and led the approval of hundreds of government infrastructure projects.

Jill has worked closely with all levels of government, government officials, and stakeholders nationwide on numerous large-scale projects. Her projects and campaigns include the CanExport program, Invest in Canada, CPTPP and CETA, multiple APEC, WTO, G20, G7, and FPT meetings, multiple trade missions around the globe, and the launch and assessment of numerous federal infrastructure funding programs. Before working in government, Jill spent several years in public engagement and strategic and crisis communications in the private sector.

Jill completed her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts at the University of Saskatchewan and did her second degree in International Business at both Grant MacEwan University and the University of Alberta.