Cohn & Wolfe | Montreal welcomes François Crête, Former Chief of staff for minister Line Beauchamp

MONTREAL, Sept. 21, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - It is with great pleasure that the communications firm Cohn & Wolfe | Montreal welcomes Mr. François Crête, who was, up until last August, Chief of staff for the minister of Education, Recreation, and Sports, Line Beauchamp.

Mrs. Mélanie Joly, managing partner at Cohn & Wolfe | Montreal, is delighted by Mr. Crête's arrival at the agency and sees his addition as a reinforcement to the firm's portfolio of services in the corporate and institutional fields.

Mrs. Joly announced that François Crête will join as Vice President - a strategic position for the firm's development, which is currently experiencing strong growth. His expertise in corporate communications, challenge management and public affairs will greatly benefit the agency's clients in several respects.

Mr. Crête completed a degree in Computer Science at Sherbrooke University in 1985. He led a long and successful career in Information technology and communications before making the move to public affairs in 2003 as Chief of staff.

He has earned a strong reputation for his excellence and efficiency in the mandates entrusted to him. As Chief of staff for a number of governmental departments, he developed an unparalleled expertise and an outstanding ability to understand and transform important challenges into sustainable solutions.

He has worked in the following government departments: Culture and Communications, Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, and most recently, Education, Recreation, and Sports.

His years as Chief of staff have provided him with thorough experience; his vast knowledge of Quebec's administrative and political processes allows him to remain an influential advisor to the Quebec government. Cohn & Wolfe's clients will now also benefit from his exceptional sense of rigor, strong communications skills and versatility.

Cohn & Wolfe | Canada is a Canadian public relations firm with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. In Canada, the agency is a member of the RES PUBLICA network and is affiliated to Cohn & Wolfe Worldwide. In addition to its expertise in corporate reputation and crisis management, the Firm is recognized for its creativity in public relations in the marketing, technology and health sectors. For more information please visit


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