With a 25-year-plus career in communications, Shawn has been a reporter, a political staffer, a communicator in corporate settings and, for the past decade, a consultant for clients in most sectors – from not-for-profit and technology to government and boutique enterprises. Shawn has provided ongoing strategic communications support to the Public Health Agency of Canada in their media relations, eCommunications and public involvement groups. He has built a website for Assisted Human Resources Canada, conducted an audit of communications products and recommendations for change for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, written white papers and presentations for dna13, and has written speeches for senior executives at Bell Canada and the City of Ottawa.
Shawn enjoys consulting for the opportunities it gives him to meet new clients, learn about new subject areas, and develop tailored plans to meet complex needs.
Shawn holds a Cegep (Heritage Campus) D.E.C. and a B.A. (Honours) in English Literature from Carleton University.
For the past 15 years, Annie has been helping non-profit, government and private sector clients achieve their business objectives through better communications. Annie has worked closely with the Ottawa Race Weekend to support their traditional and social media efforts. She’s developed communications strategies for the Canadian Resident Matching Service and the Nursing Sector Study Corporation. She has written and edited reports for the Construction Sector Council and the City of Ottawa. And she has coordinated national media relations campaigns for the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse.
Annie enjoys the variety that comes from working with the many clients she’s met over the years. She also likes getting to know her clients’ issues and concerns and helping them find the right solutions to their problems.
Annie has a B.A. Communications (Honours) from the University of Ottawa. She is bilingual.