OTTAWA, ON (NOVEMBER 27, 2017) — Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Mariani as General Manager of its Ottawa office.

Rob is the perfect person to lead our Ottawa office as we build on our past successes and move to seize new opportunities,” said Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada President and CEO Goldy Hyder. “His unique experience and expertise, together with his entrepreneurial instincts, offer us the perfect combination of skills as we navigate the continued evolution of our business.”

Rob Mariani joined Hill+Knowlton in 2012, when the engagement firm that he co-founded, Ascentum, was acquired by H+K. Since that time, he has served as a Group Leader in the Ottawa office, before becoming a national Practice Leader and, most recently, Audience Engagement Leader.

In his time with H+K, Rob Mariani has also helped to solidify H+K’s Engagement business in Canada, driving growth by diversifying the agency’s client base and broadening the scope of work to include a diverse range of specialized service offerings. As General Manager, he will be responsible for the continued strategic direction, growth and operations of H+K Ottawa.

“Hill+Knowlton has long been recognized as experts in strategic communications, and I am committed to both preserving and promoting that legacy,” said Rob Mariani. “My vision is to make H+K a true partner to our clients by offering the most innovative solutions to address their business challenges.”