Laura Hewitt has been appointed Assistant Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs as she starts off the new year at Sunlife Financial. In the role Laura will create and execute many of the financial organizations government policies and lead the communications team under her leadership.
Before that Laura worked for Export Development Canada (EDC) as Director Public Affairs where she was responsible for leading EDC’s government, parliamentary and stakeholder relations activities, as well as managing EDC’s annual corporate planning process.
Prior to that with the Government of Ontario as Manager, Partner and Stakeholder Relations, Ontario Place Revitalization. In this role she was part of a team that oversaw Ontario’s commitment to developing a new vision that will guide Ontario Place into the 21st Century, while endeavoring to protect the original purpose of Ontario Place as a showcase for Ontario culture, business and recreation.
Laura’s other roles with the Government of Ontario include Executive Advisor, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Senior Business Consultant, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade; and Policy Analyst, Ministry of Tourism.