Wellington Advocacy continues Canada-wide expansion with new British Columbia practice

New practice to be led by B.C. political veteran, Katy Merrifield

January 11, 2021

 

VANCOUVER, BC – Today, Wellington Advocacy announced the further expansion of their operations with the addition of a British Columbia office. With the launch of a Vancouver-based team, the national full-service public affairs firm will provide organizations across the province localized solutions for government relations, strategic communications, international development, digital advocacy and campaign management strategies.

 

Wellington Advocacy welcomes Katy Merrifield, VP, British Columbia, to lead the west coast practice. With over twelve years of experience in provincial politics, Katy has a unique understanding of the province’s political, public and private sector landscapes. Previously, Katy served as Executive Director of the BC Liberal Party and Director of Communication to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark. She also served as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Jobs, Tourism, Skills Training and Labour in British Columbia.

 

“As a proud British Columbian, my experience in government and on the campaign trail has taught me what it takes to win. I will be laser-focused on creating strategies for our clients that deliver compelling solutions to complex problems,” said Katy. “The west coast will be well served by our capable and professional team.”

 

Wellington Advocacy is a national full-service public affairs team with decades of combined professional experience serving as senior advisors in Canada’s highest political offices. 

 

Companies and organizations looking for help building and executing government relations and communications strategies, digital campaigns, stakeholder coalitions or running political campaigns can contact Wellington Advocacy at: contact@wellingtonadvocacy.com


 

About Katy: As a BC native, and having served as Executive Director of the BC Liberal Party and Director of Communications to British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, Katy has a unique understanding of the province’s political, public and private sector landscapes. A seasoned expert in communications, corporate planning, campaign management and stakeholder advocacy, Katy is adept at delivering solutions with meaningful and measurable impact on public opinion. Katy has spent over a decade advising senior cabinet members and elected officials including as Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health, and the Minister of Jobs, Tourism, Skills Training and Labour in British Columbia. Most recently, Katy served as Executive Director of Communications to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

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