Communica Public Affairs (Communica) is pleased to announce the creation of two senior executive roles within our Western Canadian operations. “As part of our long term strategic growth plan we have identified an immediate opportunity to grow our organization and add two senior roles,” says Doug Ford, Principal of Communica.
Effective immediately, Emma Shea has been appointed to General Manager, British Columbia (B.C.). Emma will lead the growth and strategic direction of Communica’s internal and external relationships throughout B.C. While playing a lead role in Communica’s business growth and internal management, she will also continue to oversee client services and provide strategic counsel with respect to their Stakeholder Engagement, Consultation and Communication needs.
Emma joined Communica in December 2007 and was transferred to the newly established Communica B.C. office in the fall of 2008. “Since moving to Vancouver, Emma has done an exceptional job of both leading the execution of our B.C. based projects as well as building a very strong team of individuals who deliver on those projects every day,” says Ford.
Emma is a skilled public affairs practitioner experienced with helping clients successfully navigate complex regulatory requirements. With over a decade of experience working in the resource sector (both in a consulting and non-consulting role) with a focus on community engagement at the local level, Emma has spent the better part of the last 8 years interacting and building relationships with stakeholders across Western Canada. Extra-curricular activities include obtaining her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) with the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) in 2012, serving as current Vice-President of CPRS Vancouver, and previously serving on the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) BC Board.
In addition to the creation of General Manager, B.C., Communica will augment its current executive team by adding a General Manager, Prairies. The General Manager, Prairies will lead the Communication, Consultation and Stakeholder Information Management practices within the Prairie region. This position will be based out of Calgary, Alberta. We are currently searching for candidates to take on this role, interested applicants can learn more here.
Communica Public Affairs, with offices in Calgary and Vancouver, is Western Canada’s largest stakeholder engagement specialist firm. Our company supplies a distinctive suite of consultation, communication and information management support services to help our clients develop the strategies and plans they need to establish and manage external relationships.
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