Hill+Knowlton Strategies bolsters health and public affairs expertise with addition of Jean-Francois Landry

PRN | 13 days ago

QUEBEC CITY: Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is proud to announce the arrival of Jean-Francois Landry to its Quebec team as Account Director.

With 10 years of experience in provincial politics, Jean-Francois was, until recently, Deputy Director to the Minister of Health and Social Services of Quebec, Danielle McCann. His knowledge of the workings of government, decision-makers and the current administration will help strengthen H+K's public affairs + advocacy team as well as the health + wellness team. Jean-Francois will begin at H+K on September 14, 2020.

Jean-Francois will be a tremendous asset to our national health + wellness sector team. Having been involved in politics with the Coalition avenir Quebec (CAQ) since its inception, he participated in the development of the CAQ's 2018 health platform the year the party came to power. As a former top aide and close advisor to the office to the Minister of Health and Social Services, his knowledge of government issues and priorities will make him an exceptional asset for our clients in Quebec as well as across Canada. We are very pleased that he has chosen to bring his rich political background to our firm, said Isabelle Verreault, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Quebec.

From his start in politics, Jean-Francois Landry has worked closely with elected officials in Action democratique Quebec and the CAQ through his role as researcher and political advisor in the office of the leader of the second opposition party of the Quebec National Assembly. Jean-Francois quickly developed an expertise in health, education, senior priorities, French language and immigration issues, and was called upon to provide support to parliamentary spokespeople on their work. During the general elections of October 2018, Jean-Francois accompanied the current Premier's team to prepare them for televised debates and public events.

The strength of a public affairs + advocacy team rests in its versatility and forging relationships between our clients and the government. H+K stands out for its solid expertise in public affairs and we are always proud to be able to enhance our team with an experienced practitioner like Jean-Francois, added Josiane Hebert, Vice-president and Deputy General Manager of Quebec.

Jean-Francois is the second member of a Coalition Avenir Quebec (CAQ) government to join Hill+Knowlton Strategies since the party's election, following Pierre Tremblay in January 2020. Fully bilingual, Jean-Francois graduated from Universite Laval with a bachelor and master's degree in political science, during which he had the opportunity to study at Purdue University in Indiana.

Hill+Knowlton Strategies bolsters health and public affairs expertise with addition of Jean-Francois Landry

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