Wellington Advocacy Welcomes Former UCP Advisors to Growing Alberta Team
New hires include long-standing senior advisor to Premier Jason Kenney
October 21, 2020
Calgary, AB – Today Wellington Advocacy announced the expansion of its Alberta practice with the addition of two former advisors to Premier Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party Caucus.
Wellington Advocacy welcomes Peter Csillag, Director, Public Affairs, a former senior advisor to Premier Jason Kenney. Peter served as Director of Issues Management to Jason Kenney when he was Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta. Peter also served as a senior advisor to then Minister Jason Kenney at National Defence, Employment and Social Development, Citizenship and Immigration, and Multiculturalism. Peter brings with him strong relationships in both the public and private sectors across Canada.
Matt DeJong, Consultant, also joins Wellington’s Alberta team with experience supporting politicians from across Alberta with strategic communications, issues management, and stakeholder relations. Matt most recently worked for the United Conservative Party Caucus at the Alberta Legislature.
Wellington Advocacy’s Alberta practice is headed by Nick Koolsbergen, former Chief of Staff and Campaign Director for Premier Jason Kenney, and Brad Tennant, former Executive Director of the United Conservative Party and member of Jason Kenney’s leadership election teams.
“We are ecstatic to be joined by these two talented individuals,” said Brad Tennant, Vice-President, Alberta. “We’re fortunate to work with many of Alberta’s top job creators and employers and the addition of Peter and Matt will help us continue to deliver industry leading results for our clients.”
With the expansion of the Alberta team, Wellington Advocacy has increased capacity to provide clients with compelling solutions based on relationship building, in-depth research and analysis, strategic communications, digital advocacy and campaign management.
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:
About Peter: Peter joins after nearly ten years advising elected officials and candidates at the provincial and federal levels, and advising companies and non-profits in the private sector. He served as a senior advisor to Jason Kenney and the Alberta's United Conservative caucus and to former BC Premier Christy Clark. In Ottawa, Peter worked for then-Minister Jason Kenney at National Defence, Employment and Social Development, Citizenship and Immigration, and Multiculturalism. Most recently, he worked as a director for a national strategic communications firm.
About Matt: Matt spent the last year working for the United Conservative Party Caucus at the Alberta Legislature providing strategic advice and support with communications, issues management, and stakeholder relations to United Conservative Party MLAs. Matt brings experience in developing communications materials, coordinating political and community activity, and political campaign management.