ENsight Canada welcomes two new consultants to its growing federal public affairs team

Government relations expert Matt Triemstra and former press secretary Jesse Robichaud join ENsight’s Ottawa office

OTTAWA – Matt Triemstra, recently named the most active lobbyist in Ottawa by Macleans magazine and Jesse Robichaud, Press Secretary to former New Brunswick Premier David Alward, have joined ENsight Canada, one of the country’s leading public affairs firms.

“As our firm continues to expand, Matt and Jesse will significantly enhance our government relations, policy development and public advocacy expertise,” said Jaime Watt, ENsight Canada Principal and Executive Chairman, Navigator Ltd. “Both will play a key role in the development and management of client strategies and solutions, and will foster direct relationships with the government as well as the companies and organizations with which ENsight Canada is privileged to work.”

Matt was born and raised in Ottawa and brings a wealth of experience in public affairs. Prior to joining ENsight Canada, Matt spent the last four years working as a senior consultant for a national public affairs firm. Matt was active on various files including those pertaining to natural gas, First Nations education, copyright and intellectual property, natural resources and infrastructure.

A former journalist, Jesse served as press secretary to then—New Brunswick Premier Alward for four years and will bring an extensive understanding of federal-provincial relations to the job. A creative and bilingual professional raised in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Jesse’s knowledge and experience in strategic communications, crisis management, as well as media and stakeholder relations, is informed by his experience in newsrooms and public offices.

“We’re delighted to be joined by two strategic thinkers with proven track records in developing successful public policy strategies and effectively communicating complex ideas to targeted audiences,” added Barbara Fox, ENsight Canada Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Canada. “As part of our continued expansion, we know that Jesse and Matt will strengthen a dynamic team that embraces challenges and delivers results in the fast—paced Parliament Hill environment.”

ENsight Canada was created as a strategic partnership between Enterprise Canada and Navigator Ltd. ENsight Canada offers a full suite of government relations and public affairs products and services with professionals of all political stripes and from all backgrounds, providing advice, insight, strategy, and direct advocacy services.

ENsight team biographies can be found at the following link: http://www.ensightcanada.com/team/

For more information:

ENsight Principals Jason Lietaer and/or Will Stewart, please contact Caitlin King at 613-288-5046 or by e-mailing Hilary Moylan at hmoylan@ensightcanada.com