Rick Murray

Managing Partner

SHIFT Communications

Rick heads up the SHIFT team across the US. A driving force in PR for 20+ years, Rick’s passion, curiosity, competitiveness and energy have helped teams and clients in virtually every business sector win worldwide. From his early days on the Web and pioneering efforts in word of mouth marketing and social media, to championing PR’s ongoing shift from imperfect art to data-driven science, Rick helps clients build brands, enhance reputations and mitigate risk by embracing and successfully navigating the ever-changing media and technology landscapes.An economist by training, marketer at heart and self-confessed news junkie, Rick is based in Boston, or wherever the business takes him from day to day.  

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)

Gillian Smith

Gillian Smith

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Toronto 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