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Hill+Knowlton Strategies Promotes Two In Ottawa

Mary Pat MacKinnonHill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has announced it has promoted Mary Pat MacKinnon and Manon Abud, to Vice-Presidents in its Ottawa office.Manon Abud

Mary Pat, joined H+K in 2012 and she has been involved in citizen and stakeholder engagement for almost two decades, dealing with some of the most pressing public policy issues in the country. She has led community engagement across Canada, facilitating dialogue both at home and abroad for projects in the public, private and non-profit sectors—engaging citizens and stakeholders in collective problem solving. She also has extensive government affairs and policy experience as a former director with the Canadian Policy Research Networks and Credit Union Central of Canada.

Prior to joining H+K, Manon was a managing partner with Ascentum, where her contributions helped build a fledging small business into Canada’s leading public engagement consultancy. Since the firm was acquired by H+K in 2012, Manon has continued to explore the various facets of public engagement, both online and in person. She has applied her creative thinking and expertise to projects in Canada and around the world, spearheading a variety of public engagement initiatives with government and non-governmental clients.