Chris Froggatt and Leah Murray Join NATIONAL Public Relations

OTTAWA, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Two of Ottawa's most respected public affairs and communications professionals, Chris Froggatt and Leah Murray, are joining NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada's largest, most successful strategic communications firm. The appointments continue the company's drive to offer exceptional service to public and private sector clients.

Chris Froggatt, Chief of Staff to the Honourable John Baird, P.C., M.P., Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, has been named Managing Partner of the Firm's Ottawa office. Mr. Froggatt has an impressive 15-year record of success in Ottawa and at Queen's Park. He has served as a Senior Advisor to Preston Manning, when he was Opposition Leader. Chris' talents include understanding and helping to manage complex public policy issues, developing practical and thoughtful communications strategies, and building and managing teams of professionals.

Leah Murray, one of Ottawa's most talented communications professionals, joins the Firm as Director. Ms. Murray has a strong reputation for bringing innovative communications and marketing solutions to private industry, associations, and federal government departments, including Treasury Board Secretariat, the Department of Foreign Affairs, and Natural Resources Canada. She is also widely known as a successful event planning consultant, having played key roles in Politics and the Pen, Payments Panorama 2010 and the Governor General's Performing Arts Gala.

"Increasingly, clients are turning to NATIONAL for insight-driven communications solutions around complex public policy issues. Our new colleagues Chris and Leah will work alongside Bruce Anderson, who joined the Firm last September. Mr. Anderson provides research-informed advice to many clients across the NATIONAL network in the public and private sector," said John Crean, National Managing Partner of NATIONAL Public Relations.

About NATIONAL Public Relations

NATIONAL (www.national.ca) is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada and was chosen among the top 10 public relations firms in the world for corporate and social responsibility. NATIONAL was also declared Canadian Public Relations Agency of 2009 by the distinguished international publication The Holmes Report. NATIONAL has offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, New York and London, as well as an interest in MT&L/NATIONAL in Halifax and Saint John.

The Firm offers corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, marketing communications, technology, healthcare communications, digital communications and employee engagement services to a broad range of leading corporate, government and institutional clients. Internationally, the Firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller.

SOURCE NATIONAL Public Relations

For further information: For further information: John Crean, 416-209-5831; Roch Landriault, 514-843-2345


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