Former Alberta Cabinet Minister Ron Liepert joins Canadian Strategy Group

After serving as Minister of four key portfolios, Liepert to provide strategic advice to Alberta businesses

EDMONTON, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - Canadian Strategy Group is proud to announce that Ron Liepert, former Alberta Minister of Education, Health & Wellness, Energy and Finance, is joining the firm as Senior Advisor.

"Canadian Strategy Group is always working to provide our clients with increased levels of support in issues management and strategic planning," said Michael Lohner, Principal of Canadian Strategy Group.

Fellow Principal, Hal Danchilla adds "Ron brings a wealth of knowledge of how to navigate clients through challenging issues. His experience as Minister of Energy and Minister of Finance gives him a perspective that is unmatched in the Alberta consulting field."

As Senior Advisor with Canadian Strategy Group, Mr. Liepert will provide client counsel to companies and organizations that are seeking effective communication models and strategic advice.  Based out of the firm's new Calgary office, he will provide counsel to both the firm and directly to clients.

"The eight years serving Albertans has provided me with a unique perspective. This experience, combined with a previous career in the private sector, will prove beneficial to our clients," said Mr. Liepert. "I'm excited to join Canadian Strategy Group and provide our clients and the team with the expertise I have acquired through my career thus far."

Mr. Liepert served as the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the riding of Calgary-West from 2004 to 2012. He served as Minister of Education, Minister of Health and Wellness, Minister of Energy and Minister of Finance during his time in government. Prior to his time as an elected official, he worked for Telus and was involved in the company's purchase of ED TEL and merger with BC TEL. He also operated a Calgary-based public relations consulting firm. His interest in politics was intensified with his appointment by Premier Lougheed to serve as his Press Secretary in the early eighties. To view his complete biography, please visit www.canadianstrategygroup.com.

Canadian Strategy Group provides clients with insight into government - to assist with opportunity identification, strategy development and the implementation and execution of action plans. Their team of professionals in Alberta and British Columbia work with clients to achieve their government relations, regulatory affairs, strategic planning and issues management, and public affairs objectives.


SOURCE: Canadian Strategy Group

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For an interview or more information, please contact:

Hal Danchilla
Canadian Strategy Group
780-975-4462
info@canadianstrategygroup.com

Neil Babaluk
NATIONAL Public Relations
403-531-0331
nbabaluk@national.ca

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