Andrew Brander is a senior consultant with Crestview Strategy based in Toronto.
With more than 15 years of experience in federal, provincial and municipal politics, Andrew brings an instinctive understanding of government and media relations, strategic communications and issues management.
Andrew spent a decade in Ottawa under the Harper Government, during which time he worked for Canada’s Minister of Transport, Minister of Labour and Minister of Natural Resources. On various occasions, he was recognized by his colleagues, appearing in The Hill Times Terrific 25 survey of top parliamentary staffers. During his time in opposition politics, he worked for the Finance Critic and served as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition. Andrew served as senior staff in the Ford Government, most recently as Director of Communications for The Honourable Rod Phillips, currently Ontario’s Finance Minister.
He has an extensive history of political organization, having managed campaigns at all levels for candidates across the province, and serving multiple terms on the provincial executive of the Progressive Conservative Party. Andrew is the recipient of a Gold Quill Award from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and an ACE Award from the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS).