OTTAWA, ONTARIO: Hill+Knowlton Strategies has hired Brad Lavigne to join its Ottawa office as VP of public affairs.
Lavigne will join the firm at the beginning of next year. Previously, he served as principal secretary to the Leader of the Official Opposition following the 2011 federal election. He also had a stint as the national director of the federal New Democratic Party.
Prior to working in Ottawa, Lavigne served as chief of staff to the finance minister of the province of British Columbia.
The firm recently promoted Sconaid McGeachin to regional president and CEO of India, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.