Melissa brings more than 15 years of experience counseling Canadian politicians and business leaders, and works closely with C-Suite leaders on advancing business strategy through narrative development, executive visibility, reputation management, and stakeholder engagement.
Melissa has worked with clients in industries as diverse as professional services, oil and gas, retail, and cannabis, including working with Deloitte Canada’s leadership team on executive profiling and thought leadership specific to its Future of Canada IP series, and working with Keurig Canada on a sustainability, issues, and stakeholder engagement mandate around the company’s recyclable pods.
Prior to joining National, Melissa spent several years as a political advisor. She served as a legislative assistant to a federal Member of Parliament, worked in the communication arm of the Conservative Party war room, and was a Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Industry, where she was responsible for legislative affairs and communications.
Melissa holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Toronto.