Presidents & directors

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

Taleesha Thorogood
President
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Andrea Chrysanthou
Vice-President
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Gabriela Gonzalez
PAAC Alberta Chapter President and Director
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Sarina Rehal
PAAC BC Chapter President and Director
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Alex Greco
PAAC Ontario Chapter President and Director
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Melissa Carvalho
Sponsorship Chair
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Ceara Copps-Edwards
Communications Chair
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Alexis Easton
Events Chair
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Kyle Larkin
Secretary/Treasurer
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Christina Marciano
Membership Chair
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Muneesh Sharma
Advocacy Chair
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Alexandria J. Shannon
Past President
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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.

Alexandria J. Shannon ( 2021 – 2021 )
Ryan J. Eickmeier ( 2018 – 2020 )
John Capobianco ( 2009 – 2018 )
Joe MacDonald ( 2007 – 2009 )
Elaine Flis ( 2005 – 2007 )
Chris Benedetti ( 2003 – 2005 )
Joe MacDonald ( 2001 – 2003 )
Chris Ballard ( 1999 – 2000 )
Kevin McGuire ( 1998 – 1999 )
David Yudelman ( 1996 – 1998 )
Ian Connerty ( 1994 – 1996 )
Graham Murray ( 1992 – 1994 )
Christopher Du Vernet ( 1991 – 1992 )
Norm Cheesman ( 1989 – 1991 )
John Wright ( 1987 – 1989 )
Ed Arundell ( 1984 – 1987 )
Past Presidents 2006 Annual General Meeting Standing L-R: John Wrigt, Kevin McGuire, Norm Cheesman, David Yudelman, Chris Benedetti, Joe MacDonald, Chris Ballard, Ed Arundel; Seated L-R: Mike Brown, MPP and Speaker, Ontario Legislature, Elaine Flis (then PAAC President), Graham Murray

Annual General Meeting December 13, 2018
From left to right, John Capobianco,
Graham Murray, Ryan Eickmeier, Joe MacDonald

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