Senior Vice President
Elan MacDonald, ICD.D is the Senior Vice President, National Client Development, Global Public Affairs. Elan joined Global Public Affairs after building and running her own public affairs firm for close to a decade. Global Public Affairs works with local, national and multi-national corporations to sustain and grow their businesses by navigating government, policy development, the regulatory and legislative processes, and the shifting political, social and economic landscapes.
Ms. MacDonald is a Director on the boards of Edmonton Global and the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, where she is also a member of the Chamber’s Policy Committee and chairs the Government Relations Committee. Elan also serves as Director on Atlas Biotechnologies and NorQuest College’s 1000 Women Advisory Board.
Ms. MacDonald has a long history in Alberta politics serving as Deputy Chief of Staff and Political Advisor to two Alberta Premiers, and as a political advisor to Cabinet Ministers.
Elan is well-versed in the issues relevant to diversifying our economy and attracting, growing and sustaining businesses. She offers a unique perspective among government relations professionals. One that is firmly grounded in the Alberta experience, and the result of more than 20 years of working as an executive in political, private sector and community and stakeholder relations roles. Elan has lived, worked and volunteered in Alberta – with Albertans – for her entire career.