Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of Canada’s leading public relations and public affairs firms, is proud to announce the addition of Lindsay Chan as Vice-President, Corporate Communications to its Western Canada team.
Lindsay joins H+K’s industry-leading team in British Columbia bringing more than 15 years of experience in the technology, government, and not-for-profit sectors with a focus on media relations, thought leadership, and multi-channel story telling. Lindsay will be part of H+K’s senior leadership team in the region alongside Jeffrey Ferrier who joined the agency in January to lead H+K’s Public Affairs + Advocacy offering in Western Canada; Steve Vander Wal, Vice-President and Western Canada Health Lead; and Western Canada General Manager + Senior Vice-President, Stephen Smart.
“We’re continuing to see fantastic momentum for H+K in the Western Canada market with a team that has more than doubled in size since 2020 bringing industry leading experience and skills to the table for our clients across a range of sectors and practice areas,” said Stephen Smart, Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Western Canada. “With Lindsay’s proven track record in the market, I’m thrilled to continue this positive momentum and the ability to provide our clients with additional senior leadership across sectors.”
Lindsay joins H+K from a senior role at another national public relations agency where she worked with technology companies in telecom, enterprise, e-commerce, cleantech, health IT, and consumer tech. Prior to that, she worked at Innovate BC, a provincial crown corporation focused on the economic development of the market’s technology sector.
“H+K’s reputation and roster of clients, was the driving reason behind my decision to join the firm,” said Lindsay Chan, Vice-President, Corporate Communications. “With the firm’s deep expertise + capabilities across Canada, I’m excited to leverage my skills and network to support the growth of Western Canada based organizations and to contribute to the continued success of national and international brands.”
Lindsay is passionate about mentoring the next generation of communications leaders and for advocating for women in technology and leadership roles. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Tech + People Network (TAP Network) and the Vancouver Entrepreneurs Forum and is an advisor to Frontier Collective.