OTTAWA, June 28, 2012 /CNW/ - Rick Anderson, one of Canada's most
respected public affairs strategists, becomes Senior Advisor to
NATIONAL Public Relations and its clients. Mr. Anderson is well-known
within Canadian and international business and political circles for
his insightful counsel and the depth of his knowledge regarding public
policy, public opinion and business strategy.
"Rick Anderson is one of Canada's most accomplished advisors," said John
Crean, National Managing Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations. "Our
clients will benefit from his understanding of politics, media,
business and strategy garnered over a career during which Rick has led
organizations, advised political leaders and executives and been at the
heart of issues of national prominence."
"I am very excited to collaborate with NATIONAL. The Firm's
extraordinary pool of talent, collaborative and client-focused culture,
and depth of resources in specialized advisory and communications
services are unmatched in Canada," said Mr. Anderson.
Mr. Anderson has had an impressive career in Canada, the United States
and Europe. Amongst his many accomplishments, he worked in Ottawa,
Toronto, Washington, D.C. and London, U.K. for an international
consulting firm. He participated in the founding of Zip.ca, Canada's leading online video rental service, and spent four years as
its President and CEO. He spent three years as Executive Vice-President
of a global enterprise, responsible for stakeholder communications
including investor, media, government and regulatory relations.
Mr. Anderson has worked on a number of elections and leadership
campaigns. He worked on Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau's 1979
election campaign, leadership campaigns for both Prime Ministers John
Turner and Paul Martin and directed national campaigns for Preston
Manning's Reform Party. He was also an advisor to the United Nations
International Mission for Iraqi Elections.
He has served on the Board of Directors of Invest Ottawa and the Exempt
Market Dealers Association of Canada. He chaired the Board of
publicly-traded Nuvo Network Management Inc. He continues to serve on
the Board of the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, a role he has
held since 2003. Rick Anderson has also completed the Directors
Education Program offered by the Institute of Corporate Directors.
He continues to provide political affairs commentary to leading
newspapers, magazines and broadcasters, including CTV's Canada AM and Power Play, CBC Radio's As It Happens, CBC Newsworld, CBC's The National, The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Sun News and iPolitics.ca. He teaches a graduate-level course as a Fellow in Carleton
University's groundbreaking Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in
About NATIONAL Public Relations
NATIONAL Public Relations 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. It provides medical communications, public relations
and clinical trial support services to a wide section of the leading
pharmaceutical and medical devices companies internationally under the
name AXON 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.
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