Welcome to CPRS Calgary's Independent Consultant Directory. CPRS is pleased to provide this directory free of charge to assist organizations in sourcing the public relations and communications expertise they need. The consultants listed here alphabetically are all members of the Canadian Public Relations Society and have pledged to maintain the spirit and ideals of the CPRS Code of Ethics. CPRS Calgary does not endorse the consultants listed in this directory. If you market yourself as a self-employed, independent public relations practitioner and are a CPRS Calgary member in good standing, click here to learn how to post your listing.
Phone: (403) 244-3472
I help businesses and not-for-profits tell their stories to the people that matter to them: the general public, employees, other businesses, the media, clients and donors. I assist organizations to understand how to speak to the communities they are trying to reach, so they can connect with them in ways that build mutually beneficial relationships. I create presentations, documents, websites, communications plans and media strategies; I also offer workshops and many other important communications functions.
Bonnie Elgie, APR: Public Relations. Marketing. Writing.
Phone: (403) 630-6164
Bonnie Elgie is committed to working with clients to share messages that matter. She develops strategic communications plans that combine the power of public relations, social media and marketing to deliver a strong return on her client's investment. Bonnie is an accredited Public Relations practitioner and brings almost 20 years of extensive experience in public relations and marketing, as well as a strong track record as a published writer. Bonnie specializes in strategic public relations, working both in the media and with the media. She understands the power of meaningful stories shared with the right audience, in the right way, and at the right time, as well as the importance of relationships, connections and collaboration. Bonnie is passionate about helping individuals, organizations and non-profits make a big difference in their world. She works with clients in whatever capacity they require, often becoming a key part of their communication teams. Developing trust and collaboration over the long term is her specialty, and many of her client relationships span well over five years. Whether you have an inspirational story of hope, a hot new product or a great track record of leadership and success, let Bonnie help you tell your story.
Coglon Corporate Communications Inc., David Coglon, MA, MSJ
Phone: (403) 271-1949; Cell: (403) 669-0873
David Coglon is a freelance writer offering experience (more than 25 years) together with a commitment to quality. He provides a full range of writing and editing services, with a focus on business writing, speeches and report writing (including corporate responsibility reports). David's strengths include writing on energy and the environment, and he is expert in writing for both print and the web. He has worked with a variety of corporate, public and not-for-profit clients. Before launching his writing business, he was a senior public relations writer in the oil and gas and electricity industries. David is a graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.
CMR Consulting Inc., Carolyn Moore-Robin
Phone: (403) 288-5051; Cell: (403) 619-9450
Carolyn Moore-Robin brings over 25 years of experience to her consulting practice - Critical Management Resources Inc. CMR's clients span private, public, not-for-profit, government sectors. Carolyn has a large client base derived mostly from extraction and pipeline organizations within the energy sector; all of whom benefit from her oil and gas, national and international experience. Carolyn is a team-oriented Royal Roads University graduate with professional expertise in strategic planning, communications, aboriginal relations, public affairs, consultation and facilitation. When combined with her technical background in geology and experience in operations, environment, health and safety practices, Carolyn brings both breadth and depth of knowledge to her work. Her proven track record in strategic development has assisted many organizations in the design and implementation of internal and external strategies, resulting in enhanced reputation, strong communication and creative cost-effective solutions. Carolyn's professional dedication allows CMR Consulting to thrive in fast-paced, results-driven environments where the triple bottom lines are her key performance indicators.
DR Strategic Communications, Diane Rennie, APR
Phone: (403) 253-4423; Fax: (403) 253-0662; Cell: (403) 542-6744
Strategist. Researcher. Writer. Diane is a skilled communicator with over 25 years of experience in strategic planning and the development and execution of communications and marketing programs. She has worked with and for public, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations serving local, regional and international markets. Diane's proven track record has resulted in the development and implementation of strategic public relations programs, media relations, event management, advertising strategies, stakeholder engagement, collateral development and communications planning that delivers on business goals.
Elford Communications, Susan Elford, BA (Hons), BPR, APR
Phone: (403) 830-1471
Susan has been helping organizations achieve their business objectives through effective public relations since 1992. Before forming Elford Communications in 2003, Susan held such positions as Director of Communications in Government, Public Relations Counsel in a full-service agency, and Senior Communications positions in Corporate Oil and Gas and Not-for-Profit Organizations. Susan enjoyed the wide range of strategic planning, issues management, media relations, writing, project management, and special event planning that all of these positions involved. Now, Elford Communications works primarily with not-for-profit organizations and those business organizations interested in managing their reputation. With a special interest in community relations, community investment, corporate social responsibility, public consultation and media relations, Elford Communications maximizes value for its clients by providing sound, strategic communications advice while always being watchful to the bottom line.
Former journalist, columnist and radio and television regular, Kelly leverages her expertise across the marketing communications and public relations landscape in Western Canada and beyond as principal of Daily Ink Media & PR. Working with businesses big and small, Kelly prides herself on executing fresh, innovative and highly creative communication strategies that capture and engage audiences across digital, social and traditional spaces.
Judi Gunter + Associates, Judi Gunter, APR
Phone: (403) 263-0216
Judi Gunter APR has 30 years' experience in communications, including print journalism, private and public sector communications and independent consulting. After working as a reporter for a major newspaper, Judi chose to enter public relations in the early 70s. Subsequently, her experience has included public affairs work with the Manitoba government, cultural institutions and, since 1987, public relations consulting with a broad range of clients in both the public and private sectors. As a consultant, Judi's forte is strategic planning, particularly working with staff or volunteer committees to develop practical public relations and communications programs in support of their organizations' goals. She is also adept at meeting strategic objectives using a variety of communication tactics and tools, particularly media relations.
Lisa Homer, APR
Member, International Association of Facilitators
Cell: (403) 512-6305
An accredited communications professional, certified change management professional and facilitator with more than 22 years of experience in the energy, association/non-profit, government, transportation and utilities sectors. Results driven, strategic-thinking and pragmatic, Lisa knows how to customize methodologies and approaches to fit real world challenges. Solutions have included facilitated sessions/meetings, communications counsel and strategy development, strategic planning, coaching, key message development, change management strategy development, and issues analysis and management. Her values-based approach means she works collaboratively and easily builds trust with clients, colleagues, stakeholders and project teams. Lisa is a Certified Coach Practitioner and has trained with the Masterful Facilitation Institute and the Centre for Right Relationship. She is a past instructor for Mount Royal College's Public Relations Certificate Program, and graduated as valedictorian from Mount Royal College in 1988.
McVean Communications Inc., Sheridan McVean, MBA, APR
Phone: (403) 870-2778
McVean Communications Inc. specializes in public and government relations, strategic philanthropy, corporate community investment, and employee engagement. Our senior public relations/communications solutions are designed for complex, difficult and sensitive situations requiring confidential, professional and timely communications counsel. The specialization in government relations involves creating, implementing and maintaining policy-based strategic government relations plans using longer-term strategies to achieve favourable solutions. We provide strategic insight and tactical know-how for the creation, implementation, and evaluation of community investment and employee engagement activities that benefit both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Our principals include Sheridan McVean, who has more than 25 years experience including five years in the Alberta Office of the Premier, seven years with Hill and Knowlton and more than 15 years consulting for clients such as Fortune 100 companies and some of Canada's largest corporations. He is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society and, in addition to providing senior strategic counsel, he teaches business and public relations at post-secondary educational institutions.
Momentum Communications, Lisa Rushka, APR
Phone: (403) 816-1038
Momentum Communications provides communications counsel and support to assist its clients in achieving their business objectives. Lisa Rushka is an accredited public relations practitioner with 13 years' experience in private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Formerly with NATIONAL Public Relations, Lisa's experience includes strategic planning, project management, writing, editing, presentation development, media relations and special events planning across a broad range of industries.
Nancy H. Arab, APR, ABC, FCPRS
Award-winning strategic communication, public relations, and business professional with over 20 years’ experience in media, entertainment/hospitality, financial services, telecommunications, consulting, and utilities. Lead by Nancy Arab, APR, ABC, FCPRS, ARABESQUE Communication’s focus is to provide exceptional client experiences through strong relationships, deep understanding and excellent delivery of business solutions.
ARABESQUE Communication specializes in leveraging creativity and best practices to produce award-winning communication results.
Our communication expertise spans the diversity of corporate communication and public relations disciplines, including strategic communication planning, corporate communication, media relations, issues management, reputation management, crisis communication, government relations, public relations, event management and more.
PR Works, Chelsea Davidson, BC (App)
Phone: (403) 246-3438
PR Works is dedicated to enhancing external communications and public perception. From strategic communications counsel, communications planning, media relations, public engagement and issues management we are your public relations advisor. With over six years of corporate communications, international relations and journalism experience we bring to the table a wealth of experience in corporate, non-profit and governmental organizations as well as extensive writing and editing expertise. Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree from Mount Royal College, Calgary, Alberta.
PRWIZARD, Neil Bousquet, APR, Media Relations Specialist
Phone: (403) 256-8834
Neil Bousquet has 25+ years of broad-based communications experience as a radio news/sports director as well as corporate & agency PR in Calgary and Toronto. He has an Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo and is a volunteer APR grader for CPRS and a BOD member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (Alberta Chapter). I love what I do. I am a passionate communicator and driven to help people/organizations tell their stories in travel & tourism; arts & culture; food & beverage, healthcare; technology; recreational properties and economic development. Neil's other passions include slo-pitch, curling, golf and wine tasting.
Authentic Communications, Natasha Russell, BCMM – Public Relations
Phone: (403) 383-7343
Natasha Russell, Communications and Public Relations Consultant, assists public and non-profit organizations with a variety of services that empowers her clients to tell their story in a profound way - while staying true to their brand. Natasha is a talented writer, researcher and strategist with five years of communications and public relations knowledge and expertise, coupled with eight years of paralegal experience. Her services include, but are not limited to, the following: corporate writing, editing and proofing; strategic communications; media monitoring and content analysis; event planning and execution; and technical writing. She has experience working in a variety of industries including energy, legal, utility and agency. She holds a Bachelor of Communications in Public Relations degree from Mount Royal University.