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Profile

The Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) is a national, not-for-profit organization founded in 1984. Our principal objective is to help public affairs professionals succeed in their work by providing them with forums for professional development, the exchange of new ideas and networking.

PAAC’s growing membership represents a cross-section of the many disciplines involved in public affairs including policy development, government relations, lobbying, communications, opinion research and public relations. Our members come from both the private and public sectors, in areas such as industrial and financial companies, crown corporations, consulting firms, small business, ministries and municipalities, PR organizations, trade associations, educational institutions, law and accounting firms.

The events we offer range from full professional development conferences to tools and techniques sessions and high-profile speakers. We also publish a comprehensive newsletter featuring the latest PAAC and industry news, as well as online job postings from across the country.

President & Directors

2017 Board of Directors

PAAC is fortunate to have the expert guidance and counsel of some of Canada’s
pre-eminent public affairs professionals.

CapobiancoJohn Capobianco, President

John Capobianco is a senior vice president and senior partner and national practice lead for public affairs in …Bio Cont’d

 

EickmeierRyan J. Eickmeier, Vice President

Ryan is the Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy with the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) …Bio Cont’d

 

Stephen AndrewsStephen Andrews, Secretary/Treasurer

Director of Legislative and Political Affairs at Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association

…Bio Cont’d

 

MacDonaldJoe MacDonald, Past President

Joe MacDonald is a four-term President, Past President and …Bio Cont’d

 

Harvey Cooper, Director

Working both in Canada and overseas, Harvey Cooper has honed an expertise over the …Bio Cont’d

 

Tamara Little – PAAC BC Chapter President & Director

Tamara is the Owner and Chief Client Advisor of Coast Communications and Public Affairs, …Bio Cont’d

 

 Jennifer Dent, Events Chair

Jennifer developed her public affairs career through positions with the public, private and …Bio Cont’d

 

GrayRobyn Gray, Director

In her role as Associate, within the Energy and Environment practice area, Robyn brings …Bio Cont’d

 

Alex Greco, Director

Alex Greco is the Public Affairs Manager with GS1 Canada, the world’s leading supply chain standards  …Bio Cont’d

 

Cristina Onosé, Director

Cristina is the Senior Manager of Public Affairs at the Canadian Marketing Association where …Bio Cont’d

 

Michelle Wasylyshen, Director

Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Michelle Wasylyshen offers extensive knowledge …Bio Cont’d

 

YeungPaul M. Yeung, Director

Paul Yeung is the Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs for Rothmans, Benson, & Hedges, …Bio Cont’d

 

Past Presidents of PAAC

PAAC salutes the efforts of its past presidents – twelve in number since the organization was formed in 1984 – to build PAAC membership, enhance its services and contribute to the advancement of public affairs and the betterment of their fellow public affairs practitioners in Canada.

Ed Arundell (1984–1987)
John Wright (1987–1989)
Norm Cheesman (1989–1991)
Christopher Du Vernet (1991–1992)
Graham Murray (1992–1994)
Ian Connerty (1994–1996)
David Yudelman (1996–1998)
Kevin McGuire (1998–1999)
Chris Ballard (1999–2001)
Joe MacDonald (2001–2003)
Chris Benedetti (2003–2005)
Elaine Flis (2005–2007)
Joe MacDonald (2007–2009)

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