MONTREAL, July 17, 2018 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is very pleased to welcome Theodora Samiotis and Vincent Jarry to our team of recognized experts in public affairs, communications, engagement and public participation. The expertise of these two Special Advisors brings additional depth to the services offered by H+K in Montreal and in Quebec City.
With eight years of experience as City Councilor for the City of Westmount, Theodora Samiotis has the skills to rise to the challenges faced by elected officials and managers of municipal governments. During two terms in municipal politics, she successively held the strategic positions of Commissioner of Sustainable Development and Commissioner of Urban Planning. Theodora is also very knowledgeable about the pharmaceutical industry, having served as Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Canada at one of the largest companies in this industry. Earlier in her career, she worked at the Parliament of Canada as a policy advisor to a Montreal MP, and later to the Minister of National Defence. “I am very happy to welcome someone of Theodora’s calibre. She is a strategic advisor of immense value for our current and future clients who look to H+K for our distinctive service offering, tailored to Quebec municipalities and organizations in the health sector,” said Isabelle Verreault, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Quebec.
Associated with several strategic and highly sensitive projects, Vincent Jarry has extensive experience in major transportation infrastructure initiatives. Notably, he was the Senior Project Director at Infrastructure Canada for the replacement of the Champlain Bridge from 2012 to 2017. He has also held key positions at Environment Canada and Transport Canada where he was Regional Director of airport and port programs for the region of Quebec. “His knowledge of major projects and of all of their related elements, such as stakeholder engagement and environmental aspects, makes Vincent a sought-after advisor for our clients facing the many challenges associated with the approval process and with the realization of major projects. Vincent is enhancing our experienced team dedicated to our Cities + Infrastructure, whose leadership is provided by Jacques Bénard, Senior Vice President,” added Ms. Verreault.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leader in both public relations and public affairs. Headquartered in Toronto, the company is the leading strategic communications firm in the country. Its experts specialize in corporate communications, marketing communications, public affairs, citizen engagement, crisis, energy, technology, health care, content marketing, research and measurement, social and digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Canada Order of Excellence for Quality from Excellence Canada, it has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 12 consecutive years. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 86 offices in more than 47 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.