NATIONAL Public Relations Strengthens its Corporate & Financial Communications Practice in Toronto

  • Ronald Alepian to lead NATIONAL's growing Corporate & Financial Communications practice in Toronto, in addition to NATIONAL Equicom
  • Nini Krishnappa joins the Toronto team as Vice President in the Corporate Communications practice


TORONTO, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - NATIONAL Public Relations' Toronto office today announced executive appointments that further strengthen its expanding Corporate Communications practice. Effective immediately, Ronald Alepian is named Senior Vice-President, Corporate & Financial Communications in Toronto, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as General Manager, NATIONAL Equicom, Canada's largest and most successful investor relations practice. 

Ronald has counselled CEOs, leadership teams and Boards at more than 100 organizations, and has advised on over $100 billion in transactions for leading corporations in industries as diverse as telecom, media, software and financial services. He has also served as a senior executive and head of global communications for Bell, Nortel, TMX Group and NYC-based software giant CA Technologies. 

NATIONAL today also announced the appointment of Nini Krishnappa as Vice-President in its Toronto Corporate Communications practice, reporting to Ronald Alepian. A strong leader and communications expert, Nini has driven highly successful communications programs in financial services, technology and consumer packaged goods, and was most recently Director, Corporate Communications at BMO Financial Group.   

"Our business is growing, and client needs continue to expand in today's increasingly complex and competitive business environment," said Rick Murray, Managing Partner of the Toronto office and Chief Digital Strategist. "These moves add real strategic depth and agility to our offering, and ensure we're helping our clients successfully tackle their most pressing issues and opportunities head on."

Ronald re-joined NATIONAL in August of 2015 as General Manager of NATIONAL Equicom, shortly after it was acquired by the Firm. NATIONAL Equicom is now an integral part of the NATIONAL offering, winning new IR and financial communications mandates and helping an expanding list of clients succeed and create value in the capital markets.

"Businesses are facing new challenges and rapid change, and they need expert advice they can count on to compete, win and grow," said Ronald Alepian. "NATIONAL has the team, capabilities and experience to help Canada's top organizations navigate change, manage tough issues, execute complex transactions and drive performance. We will continue to strengthen our offer, provide broader value and deliver results with impact across corporate Canada, and beyond."

Today's appointments come on the heels of exciting recent leadership announcements at NATIONAL in Toronto, including: the promotion of Kim West to Partner and Chief Client Officer and Joanna Wilson to Senior Vice-President of the growing Healthcare Practice; the arrivals of Jonathan Litwack and Shannon Davidson to lead the Analytics and Marketing teams, respectively, as well as the addition of Candi Jeronimo, who brings deep experience in both marketing and B2B technology to the Firm.


NATIONAL Public Relations connects clients to the people who matter most; delivering the right message, at the right time. Grounded in research, insight and deep sector understanding, we bring together teams of discipline experts from across our network to provide creative communications solutions that move people in thought and actions. For 40 years, NATIONAL has been at the centre of issues and industries that matter, leading change for today and tomorrow. 

NATIONAL is Canada's leading public relations firm, serving clients across a wide range of sectors, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax and St. John's. The NATIONAL network also includes NATIONAL Equicom, the industry's foremost investor relations and financial services communications practice; healthcare specialists AXON Communications, with offices in New York, Toronto, London and Copenhagen; Madano, a strategic communications consultancy based in London; and SHIFT Communications, an integrated communications agency with offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York and Austin. NATIONAL Public Relations is part of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group, and is affiliated internationally with public relations firm Burson‑Marsteller, a WPP company. For more information about NATIONAL, please visit our website or you can follow us on Twitter.

SOURCE NATIONAL Public Relations - Toronto

Image with caption: "NATIONAL Public Relations named Ronald Alepian (left) Senior Vice-President, Corporate & Financial Communications in Toronto, in addition to his ongoing responsibilities as General Manager, NATIONAL Equicom, and Nini Krishnappa (right) as Vice-President, in Toronto's Corporate Communications practice. (CNW Group/NATIONAL Public Relations - Toronto)". Image available at:

For further information: Scott Anderson, NATIONAL Public Relations, 416-586-1954, OR Marc Poisson, Le Cabinet de relations publiques NATIONAL, 514-843-2366,

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