Michael Lohner, Partner
M: +1 780.952.1865
Michael Lohner is an accomplished government relations, public policy and strategic planning consultant with a strong record of achievement in the public, private and political sectors.
Michael’s experience as a trusted advisor and strategist is supported by a foundation of almost three decades of political experience – in campaign management, as a Chief of Staff to the Klein government, and in a volunteer capacity. He also brings significant business expertise through 15 years of private sector management experience supplemented by an MBA from Queens University.
Michael cofounded Canadian Strategy Group in 2008 with Hal Danchilla after seven years in pharmaceutical government relations with Johnson & Johnson.
Michael has been in the war room for each of the last three provincial election campaigns, managed a provincial leadership campaign, led several constituency campaigns federally and provincially and has been frequently called upon for operational expertise, candidate training, or advice to candidates or elected officials.
Michael regularly provides media commentary and speaks to executives and associations about politics and government.