Vancouver, BC – September 25, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm, is pleased to welcome veteran PR practitioner David Climie to its Vancouver office as its new vice-president of communications.

With more than 20 years of experience in financial communications, media relations, government relations, issues management and business development, David brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience in energy, technology, and industrial equipment.

“We are thrilled to welcome David to our team and know that he will be a major asset to the entire H+K network,” says Joy Jennissen, senior vice-president and general manager of H+K’s operations in western Canada. “It is rare that a candidate becomes available with the breadth of experience that David offers and we look forward to the insight and strategy that he will bring to our clients.”

David Climie will provide high-level strategic counsel on corporate and financial communications and issues management to a wide range of BC-based and national clients.

Prior to joining H+K, David was the vice-president of corporate communications and investor relations at QLT Inc., a biotech company focused on ocular therapies. He is also the former vice-president of corporate communications and investor relations at PMC-Sierra, a global semiconductor company. David also worked in communications, investor relations and corporate affairs roles for Finning International and Westcoast Energy Inc.

David holds a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and a master of arts degree in journalism and communications from the University of Western Ontario. Active in British Columbia’s business and policy communities, David is a member of the communications committee for the BC Business Council and a member of the policy and advocate committee for LifeSciences BC.  He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the UBC Alumni Association.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

With nine offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies is a leader in both public relations and public affairs. The company is the No. 1-rated strategic PR firm in Canada. The Canadian headquarters is located in Toronto. It specializes in corporate communications, government relations, 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 2012 Best Workplaces in Canada. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has 86 offices in 46 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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Ann-Marie Koumettou