Sarah Young

Managing Partner

NATIONAL Public Relations (Atlantic offices)

Sarah became a partner in NATIONAL in December 2012 when the Firm acquired a majority interest in MT&L Public Relations, a firm she and her partners owned for more than a decade, having grown it to more than 50 people in Atlantic Canada.As partner, Sarah has been providing insight and counsel to regional, national and international CEOs, organizations and teams. Her unique talent for integrating communications efforts – seamlessly blending traditional public relations, creative strategy and tactics and digital tools for her clients – added to an expertise in stakeholder and community relations, public engagement and coalition building, has earned the trust of clients across Canada.She currently serves as a board member for the Nova Scotia Community College, Phoenix House, and on the Mount Allison University Board of Regents. She has also served on the boards of the Greater Halifax Partnership, the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth, and NovaKnowledge. A recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and an alumnus of the Governor General’s Leadership Conference, Sarah is certified by the U.S.-based Institute for Crisis Management and by IAP2 for Public Participation. She holds a bachelor of Arts degree (honours) from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, and a master of Arts degree in Media Studies from Concordia University in Montreal.Sarah loves being surrounded by smart people, has a wicked sense of humour and can’t get away from the ocean.

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)

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