Marc Henry

President ThinkHQ Research

  • Calgary

Phone: 587-774-2395

Marc is President and Founder of ThinkHQ Public Affairs, Inc., the only government and public relations strategy consultancy firm in Alberta to offer clients in-house, integrated, public opinion research to define and refine strategy development.

ThinkHQ understands the political, policy and public environment today, and helps organizations to “test-drive” their assumptions, approach and communications before they begin. In addition to political and public affairs based opinion research, Marc’s specialties include brand, reputation and issues management, crisis communications and labour relations, message and advertising testing and program evaluation.

Marc brings an impressive Municipal Affairs background to the Canadian Strategy Group team; he served as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Calgary for nine years and has a highly developed understanding of the intricacies of municipal government and its interaction with its provincial and federal counterparts.

Professional Experience Highlights

  • Founder of ThinkHQ firm in Alberta
  • Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Calgary (2001-2010)
  • Vice President (Public Affairs, Alberta) for Ipsos-Reid (nee Angus Reid Group, Inc.) (1993-2001)
    • Grew the small Alberta polling division into the largest public affairs research practice in the province during tenure
  • Bachelor’s Degree from University of Lethbridge
  • Graduate studies at University of Calgary, specializing in Canadian and U.S. politics and political behaviour
  • Research Associate with the Canada West Foundation

Committee & Board History

● Past member of the Board of Directors of Tourism Calgary

Awards & Recognition

● Named one of Calgary’s Top 40 Under 40 by Avenue Magazine (2005)