With more than fifteen years experience as a senior government relations practitioner, Don provides his clients with an in-depth understanding of the Federal Government's policy development process, as well as legislative and regulatory procedure; and how to best influence these processes to achieve their objectives.Don has developed and implemented a variety of successful government relations campaigns for a number of industry associations and some of the world's most prestigious companies.
Don regularly provides seminars to companies and associations on effective lobbying and training for corporate executives preparing for Parliamentary Committee appearances.
For the past four years Don has been recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Lobbyists by the Hill Times, Canada's only weekly publication dedicated to covering political affairs.
In 2008 Don received the Brett Yerex Exceptional Advocacy Award in recognition of his initiatives to change public policy for the benefit of people affected by ALS.
Don holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Queen's University as well as a Masters of Arts in Economics.