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Wellington Advocacy Welcomes Brad Tennant and Samuel Duncan to the Team

May 18, 2020


Wellington Advocacy is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Tennant and Samuel Duncan to its team of government relations and public relations professionals. Wellington Advocacy is a full-service government and public relations firm headed by Nick Koolsbergen, CEO. It is designed to help companies and candidates win high stakes campaigns, and undertakes a range of advocacy work to achieve the best policy and political outcomes for its clients.


Koolsbergen, Campaign Director for Alberta Premier Jason Kenney’s successful 2019 election campaign, highlighted Tennant’s extensive campaign experience, as well as his experience in Canada’s oil and gas sector. “Brad Tennant was an integral member of Premier Kenney’s leadership and general election campaigns over the last four years,” said Koolsbergen. “We are thrilled that he has joined our team to further help Wellington Advocacy support our clients in Alberta and across Canada.”


“Samuel Duncan has been at the forefront of economic and fiscal policy in the government of Premier Ford, including Ontario’s response and recovery plans to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Koolsbergen. “Wellington Advocacy’s clients will benefit greatly from his expertise and strategic advice in these unprecedented times.”


Samuel Duncan and Brad Tennant join Trisha Rinneard, Lauren Klammer and Idee Inyangudor who have all joined the Wellington team in its first year of operations.


Wellington Advocacy also bids farewell to our long-time friend and colleague Rachel Curran who has accepted a new role with Facebook.


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




About Brad


Brad most recently served as the Executive Director of the United Conservative Party (UCP) in Alberta. Previously, Brad was the Director of Fundraising for the UCP breaking all Alberta fundraising records for the 2019 Alberta Election. Brad has extensive political and business relationships throughout Alberta, and served as an original team member of the Jason Kenney Leadership Campaign. Brad is an energy expert having worked with numerous energy companies in his time with Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).


About Sam


Sam brings almost a decade of senior executive political and private sector experience to Wellington Advocacy. Most recently, as the Executive Director of Policy to the Premier of Ontario, he was responsible for leading the government’s strategic policy development process. Sam has also served as a senior advisor to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, current Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, and several federal cabinet minister.



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