Crestview Strategy’s Government Relations Team Continues to Grow

Ottawa, ON - Crestview Strategy, a leading Canadian digital public affairs agency, announced today exciting changes to its Government Relations Practice.

Zakery Blais joins Crestview Strategy as a Consultant based out of the Ottawa office.

Prior to joining the Crestview Strategy team, Zakery served as a Legislative Assistant to a Member of Parliament, and most recently, as an analyst specializing in the energy and natural resources sectors.

Zakery holds an Honours BSocSc in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) from Queen’s University.

“Zakery brings with him a wealth of knowledge on public policy and trade files” said Ginny Roth, National Practice Lead, Government Relations. “His legislative experience and unique research background will be an asset to our growing Government Relations Practice. We are excited to welcome him to the team.”

Earlier this summer, Crestview Strategy also promoted the following high-performing professionals:

Blake Oliver, Consultant, based out of the Ottawa Office.

Grant Goldberg, Consultant, based out of the Toronto Office.

As consultants, Blake and Grant will lead and support files for Crestview Strategy’s growing book of clients throughout Canada.

“Both Blake and Grant have proven themselves as invaluable assets to our Government Relations team – offering high-stakes public affairs insights and unparalleled client service,” said Christine McMillan, Crestview Strategy Partner.

Crestview Strategy, in Canada and globally, serves some of the world’s biggest companies by providing counsel on government relations, public affairs strategy, campaigns, and mergers & acquisitions.

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Crestview Strategy Promotes Melissa Caouette to Practice Lead, Western Canada

For Immediate Release – Wednesday July 3, 2019

Edmonton, AB - Crestview Strategy, a leading Canadian digital public affairs agency, announced today the promotion of Melissa Caouette to the role of Senior Consultant and Practice Lead, Western Canada.

Melissa joined Crestview Strategy in December 2018 following years of experience advising clients on strategic planning and development, public policy, risk analysis, governance and government relations.

“Melissa has a proven record of driving winning outcomes,” said Crestview Strategy Partner Hal Danchilla. “Her diverse experience and strategic insights have been invaluable assets for our clients—and we are excited to welcome her to this new role.”

As Practice Lead, Melissa will build on Crestview Strategy’s unprecedented growth following the establishment of a Calgary-based venture in October 2018 to expand the agency’s offerings in Western Canada.

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 Western Canada and throughout North America.

"Our diverse public affairs offerings are bolstered by Melissa’s unique mix of policy knowledge and communications savvy," said Ginny Roth, National Practice Lead, Government Relations. “Melissa has the skill, networks and insight necessary to grow our business out West, especially as new public policy opportunities emerge in the context of Alberta’s new government.”

In this new role, Melissa will continue to lead major client files and help drive Crestview Strategy’s growth in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Crestview Strategy Expands to Washington, D.C.

Canada’s Most Sought Out Advisor on United States Relations to Lead New Practice

Ottawa, ON — Today, Crestview Strategy, a leading Canadian public affairs agency, announced the opening of its first international office in Washington, D.C. The United States advisory practice will be led by Maryscott “Scotty” Greenwood, as she joins Crestview Strategy as a Partner and the Managing Director of United States.

This international expansion continues Crestview Strategy’s unprecedented growth over the past 24 months. With offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and now Washington, D.C., Crestview Strategy’s 40+ professionals across North America serve the world’s biggest companies, providing counsel on government relations, public affairs strategy, campaigns, and strategic communications.

As of today, Crestview Strategy is an international public affairs agency with the ability to provide senior advice and counsel in Canada and the United States in virtually every sector of the economy, including trade, healthcare, retail, consumer packaged goods, energy, environment, transportation, financial services, new media and entertainment.

Scotty Greenwood is a highly sought-after advisor on Canada-United States economic and trade relations, serving as a compelling public speaker, panel moderator, and an insightful media commentator. With over two decades of experience in public affairs and government relations, Scotty is the CEO of the Canadian American Business Council and was most recently the co-leader of the Dentons LLP advocacy practice in Washington, D.C. A former American diplomat to Canada, Scotty is on the Board of Directors for Tilray, as well as the Board of the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies.

Crestview Strategy will leverage Scotty’s expertise, networks, and track record of achieving winning outcomes to support and serve clients in both Canada and the United States, specifically with a renewed focus on the opportunities that a ratified USMCA will provide for Mexico, the United States and Canada. Crestview Strategy Canadian clients with interests in the United States will now have access to one of D.C.’s leading advisors on trade, regulated markets and political decision making in the United States Capitol. Crestview Strategy is now further positioned to serve and advise clients on both sides of the Canada-United States border with interests in Washington, D.C.

“Scotty’s experience and reputation as a leader in the public affairs community in Washington, D.C. is undeniable,” said Crestview Strategy Partner Christine McMillan. “Her track record of winning outcomes, delivering on complex legislative and regulatory changes, and firsthand international relations experience will provide invaluable advantages to our clients and our team. We are so thrilled to welcome her to Crestview Strategy.”

“I have worked closely with, and at times opposed to, Crestview Strategy over the years and am phenomenally impressed with their creativity and work ethic on behalf of clients. The opportunity to join forces with Canada’s leading public affairs agency is irresistible,” said Crestview Strategy Partner Scotty Greenwood. “There is important work to be done to support the Canadian American business community, and I look forward to building Crestview Strategy’s practice in D.C. and serving clients on both sides of the border.”

“Crestview Strategy continues to pursue our aggressive growth plan, and the opportunity to partner with Scotty to establish a senior presence and full service offering in Washington, D.C. is a critical step in this plan,” said Crestview Strategy Partner Rob Moore. “It has been an unprecedented period of uncertainty and activity for companies, associations and industries that conduct business across the Canadian / American border.  We are proud that Crestview Strategy now has a premier capability to provide practical, strategic solutions and advice, led by such a well-respected and experienced practitioner in this critical area.” 

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