Michael is a principal and co-founder of Canadian Strategy Group. He is an accomplished government relations, public policy, and strategic planning consultant with a strong record of achievement in the public, private and political sectors.
Michael’s experience as a trusted advisor and strategist is supported by a foundation of over two decades of political experience – in campaign management, as senior staff and in a volunteer capacity. He also brings significant business background through 15 years of private sector management experience supplemented by an MBA from Queens University.
Michael’s work with Johnson & Johnson’s pharmaceutical operating company, Janssen-Ortho Inc., involved establishing its government relations presence in Alberta. In the role of Director of Government Relations for Western Canada, he was responsible for influencing health policy, providing strategic corporate advice and enhancing and protecting company revenue.
He served as Chief of Staff to the Alberta Ministers of Environmental Protection, Agriculture Food and Rural Development, and Infrastructure during the Klein Administration. Michael has led numerous provincial and federal campaigns over the last 25 years. For most of the campaigns during that period, Michael has been called upon for operational expertise, campaign leadership, candidate training or strategic advice.
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