Mona Gauvreau appointed vice-president in Ottawa

OTTAWA — (July 17, 2014) — Top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to welcome back Mona Gauvreau as vice-president in its Ottawa public sector communications team. Mona returns to Canada after leading the H+K Dubai office as its general manager for the last year. Prior to heading operations abroad, Mona was a vice-president at the firm’s Calgary office.

“Mona’s ability to lever years of experience across multiple markets and industry sectors consistently leads to creative and effective communications campaigns for clients—regardless of geography,” says Jackie King, general manager of H+K Ottawa. “A longtime H+K senior executive, Mona has been instrumental in building the firm’s global services and has an incredibly deep understanding of effective client relationships. We are excited to welcome her talent and insights back into the Canadian fold.”

Mona’s experience spans crisis communications, media relations, issues management, message development, community relations and event planning. She is a veteran media trainer, with particular expertise in crisis and issues management. Mona is ICS-100-certified and has conducted leadership and strategic response training sessions for executives and spokespeople around the world.

With an impressive resumé of award-winning campaigns, Mona provides expert counsel and develops strategic solutions to increase her clients’ international profiles. Professional highlights include: onsite communication initiatives for the 2002 G8 Summit and the 1999 APEC Finance Ministers Meeting; crisis communications and preparedness training throughout North America, the Middle East and Europe for an international hotel group; and leading media relations and strategic crisis responses for the oil and gas sector.
Mona is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) and a past-president for CPRS Calgary Society. She is a former advisory board member at Mt. Royal University Continuing Education, where she also taught crisis communications.