Andrew Brander joins Crestview Strategy as Senior Consultant

Fresh off role in Ford Government, experienced communicator joins agency’s growing team in Toronto

Toronto, ON – Crestview Strategy, a leading Canadian digital public affairs agency, announced today that Andrew Brander has joined the Toronto office as a Senior Consultant.

Andrew comes to Crestview Strategy after serving in the Ford Government— most recently as Director of Communications for the Hon. Rod Phillips, Ontario’s new Minister of Finance. Andrew is a long-time grassroots organizer in Canadian Conservative politics, with extensive experience mobilizing coalitions towards winning outcomes.

“An expert communicator, Andrew brings years of experience navigating complex policy issues in high-stakes environments,” said Ginny Roth, Crestview Strategy’s National Practice Lead, Government Relations.

“Andrew has a proven record of delivering results on some of the most challenging public affairs files across the country. His expertise will be an asset to our Government Relations team in Toronto.”

Andrew spent a decade serving in 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, Andrew worked for the Finance Critic and served as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition before returning to Toronto.

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).

Some of the largest companies in the world, most trusted brands and high-profile industries rely on Crestview Strategy to advise, support and represent them to elected officials and key stakeholders in Canada and throughout North America.

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