Gordon Taylor Lee

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Ottawa office)

Gordon Taylor Lee was appointed Managing Partner of NATIONAL's Ottawa office in February 2019. With over 20 years of public affairs and communications experience, Gordon comes to NATIONAL having served as a senior political staffer, an executive-level member of Canada's federal public service, and private sector leader of a global, integrated communications and public affairs firm. Gordon is a former Senior Policy Advisor to Canada's Deputy Prime Minister, Director of Policy to the federal Minister of Health, and political advisor to multiple campaigns. Gordon has also led management teams within various departments, including Health Canada and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. He began his career with Global Affairs Canada, having served in the department's North American Bureau and with Canada's Consulate General in Seattle. Most recently, Gordon was Senior Partner and General Manager of FleishmanHillard's Ottawa office, where he led accounts with key clients and Fortune 500 companies across numerous sectors, including finance, trade, healthcare, innovation, and manufacturing. Originally from British Columbia, Gordon holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria and a graduate degree from Queen's University. 

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Royal Poulin

Royal Poulin

Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer

Ralph Sutton

Ralph Sutton

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Doris Juergens

Doris Juergens

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Serge Paquette

Serge Paquette

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Gillian Smith

Gillian Smith

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Julie-Anne Vien

Julie-Anne Vien

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Sarah Young

Sarah Young

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Lorèn Lailey-Irvine

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Chuck Johnston

Chuck Johnston

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