Gillian Smith

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Toronto office)

Gillian Smith was appointed as managing partner of NATIONAL’s Toronto office in October 2020. Gillian has more than 20 years of experience in public relations and strategic communications. Over the course of her career, she has held senior positions with multiple organizations in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors including RBC, Aeroplan, the Toronto Region Board of Trade and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Before joining NATIONAL, she was working at her own consulting agency, acting as a senior advisor with a portfolio of C-suite and Board clients across multiple industries, including healthcare, technology, financial services and energy. Gillian Smith serves as a board director with the Ontario Science Centre, TO Live, Toronto Arts Foundation, Business and the Arts, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and The Walrus Foundation. She also ran for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario in the 2018 provincial election.

Our Leadership Team

Royal Poulin

Royal Poulin

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Ralph Sutton

Ralph Sutton

President, Europe and Middle East, and International Managing Partner

Doris Juergens

Doris Juergens

Partner and National Vice-President, Strategy

NATIONAL Public Relations

Serge Paquette

Serge Paquette

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Montreal office)

Julie-Anne Vien

Julie-Anne Vien

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Quebec City office)

Sarah Young

Sarah Young

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Atlantic offices)

Lorèn Lailey-Irvine

Lorèn Lailey-Irvine

Managing Partner, Calgary and Vancouver (interim)

NATIONAL Public Relations (Calgary and Vancouver by interim)

Chuck Johnston

Chuck Johnston

Managing Partner, AXON CTS, and Interim Managing Partner, AXON US