VANCOUVER, B.C. (September 24, 2013) Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K)—the country’s No. 1-rated public and government relations company—today announced the appointment of former journalist Jonathan Fowlie to its growing Vancouver office.
With more than 10 years of reporting experience for newspapers including the Vancouver Sun, Fowlie brings a new perspective to H+K’s integrated communications and government relations consultancies.
“We are thrilled to add Jonathan to our team,” says Joy Jennissen, senior vice-president and general manager of H+K’s British Columbia and Saskatchewan offices. “His unique experience as a journalist and deep understanding of the business and political environment in B.C. will be of great value to our clients across the province and nationally.”
Prior to joining H+K, Fowlie worked at the Vancouver Sun for nine years, including six as legislative bureau chief in Victoria. In this role, he worked alongside the province’s leading journalists, providing lead coverage of provincial affairs, forming key relationships and breaking stories that helped drive the political dialogue in B.C. Before this, he was a reporter for the Globe and Mail in Toronto.
Fowlie has had a front-row seat for major policy developments such as the introduction of the Carbon Tax and the Harmonized Sales Tax, and as a result has developed a keen understanding of how decisions are made and how government works. He has covered stories ranging from an Asian provincial trade mission to the war in Afghanistan to the Tour de France. He has also served as a political commentator on CBC Radio and on CTV’s national politics show, Power Play with Don Martin.
Fowlie joined the company earlier this month.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada
With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leader in both PR and government relations. The company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in Canada. It specializes in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications, crisis, energy, technology, health care, digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Order of Excellence from Excellence Canada, it is also recognized as one of the 2013 Best Workplaces in Canada. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 89 offices in 52 countries as well as an extensive associate network and is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.
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