NATIONAL Public Relations Appoints Maryse Harvey as Vice-President

Firm's Ottawa office expanding to address client demand for integrated government and public relations counsel

OTTAWA, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - NATIONAL Public Relations announced today that seasoned public affairs professional, Maryse Harvey has joined its Ottawa office as Vice-President. This hire reflects the Firm's ongoing commitment to enhancing its federal government relations and strategic communications counsel in the Ottawa office.

"We are excited to have Maryse join our growing team in Ottawa," stated Chris Froggatt, Managing Partner.  "As public policy issues in Canada become more complex, Maryse's knowledge and insights, garnered from a successful career in both government and industry, will be of great benefit to NATIONAL's clients."

With nearly 20 years of experience in public affairs, Maryse was recently Senior Vice-President with the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC).  Prior to that, she served as a ministerial advisor to several cabinet ministers including Industry Canada, Human Resources Development Canada, Canadian International Development Agency and Public Works and Government Services Canada.

While at the AIAC, Maryse was instrumental in helping to position the aerospace industry in Canada. She led several initiatives designed to ensure that the sector's sustained competitiveness remained a priority for the Government of Canada.  Maryse also spearheaded the activities of industry-led working groups that contributed to the federal government's formal review of the aerospace industry.

About NATIONAL Public Relations

NATIONAL Public Relations (www.national.ca) is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax, St. John's, New York and London. The Firm serves leading corporate, government and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, employee engagement, public consultation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications.

NATIONAL is a subsidiary of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group which also owns Cohn & Wolfe Canada, another communications firm with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. At the international level, the Firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller, part of WPP Group, the largest communications company in the world.

SOURCE: NATIONAL Public Relations

For further information:

Chris Froggatt,
613-233-1699 ext 6225


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