Amanda is a Principal at Navigator and brings over fifteen years of communications experience working in the federal and municipal government, private sector, on political campaigns and as a journalist.
Prior to joining Navigator, Amanda was Director of Communications to the Mayor of Toronto. While in the Mayor’s office she played a key role in shepherding two multi-billion dollar budgets and the city’s successful labour negotiations. She brings a unique understanding of the emerging role municipalities are playing in crafting public policy and as key players in the global economy.
Amanda held a senior leadership position at a boutique public affairs firm where she provided strategic communications, media relations and created multi-faceted communications campaigns for leading organizations in the energy, technology, health, government and infrastructure sectors.
Previously, Amanda held a range of senior communications roles in the federal government with the Prime Minister of Canada and as Deputy Director of Communications for the Minister of the Environment.
Frequently called on for her public affairs expertise in the media, Amanda is a weekly contributor to Newstalk 1010 and guest columnist with The Toronto Sun. She also serves as a Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto, Canada’s oldest podium of record. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.