Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is pleased to welcome Pierre Tremblay as Vice-President, Public and Government Affairs in Quebec. With an extensive background in public affairs and strategic communications, including several years with the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), Pierre has a comprehensive knowledge of government and political issues in Quebec and is an important addition nationally to the H+K team.

“We’re proud to have an expert in public affairs and communications of Pierre’s calibre on our team of seasoned professionals in Quebec. His understanding of the Quebec government’s actions and orientations is a real asset,” said Isabelle Verreault, Senior Vice-President and Quebec General Manager at H+K.

With an extensive 10-year career in politics, Pierre most recently held the strategic position of Deputy Chief of Staff to Quebec’s Minister of Transport and Minister Responsible for the Estrie Region, François Bonnardel. Pierre oversaw major infrastructure, public transit projects and maritime affairs, while managing sensitive and highly publicized issues.

Previously, as Chief of Staff to the House Leader, Pierre was responsible for organizing the parliamentary work of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ), then the second opposition group in Quebec’s National Assembly. Pierre also coordinated the CAQ’s research department and advised caucus members on issues relating to the economic and financial sectors.

“Pierre’s in-depth knowledge of the various players and workings of the Quebec government makes him a valuable and trusted advisor. We’re pleased to welcome him to our Québec City office,” added Josiane Hébert, Vice-President, Public and Government Affairs and Quebec Deputy General Manager at H+K.

From the Université Laval, Pierre holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration, specializing in finance. Pierre’s appointment with H+K is effective immediately.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is a public relations and public affairs consultancy providing services to local, multinational and global clients from its eight offices across the country.

The firm works with clients to solve complex communications challenges and deliver award winning campaigns and is focused on continued innovation for the industry. H+K offers deep sector knowledge and breadth of public relations and public affairs expertise including specialists in health + wellness, technology, government + public sector, energy + industrials, consumer packaged goods, financial + professional services, food + drink, retail + leisure and sports.

Globally, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 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.

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