We are pleased to welcome Patti Schom-Moffatt and Bob Paddon as senior counsels to our Vancouver office. The appointments are the first undertaken by Paul Welsh since he assumed the Managing Partner position for NATIONAL’s Vancouver office on October 16.
“Both Patti and Bob have been at the centre of many critical issues facing leadership in infrastructure, energy, transportation, healthcare, regulation and regional governance,” says Paul. “Patti and Bob have helped senior decision-makers navigate through complex terrain to successfully move business and program objectives forward.”
Patti Schom-Moffatt is an accomplished Canadian entrepreneur who has served as a trusted communications advisor to senior leaders for more than 30 years. She founded Karyo Communications in 1983 and, along with Paul Welsh who joined as co-principal in 1995, was responsible for growing the company to become Western Canada's largest full-service marketing and communications firm, leading to its acquisition by Edelman in 2007. Her client list is extensive. Of note, she is responsible for guiding the launch of the first LNG development proposal in B.C., Kitimat LNG, and for helping the company secure a landmark participation agreement with the Haisla First Nation.
Bob Paddon is a corporate executive with more than 30 years of experience in strategic planning, communications and public affairs. He has advised crown corporations, regional government and transportation authority boards. He was involved in the construction of the first Arctic pipeline from Norman Wells to Alberta; facilitated discussions in prairie provinces and the Arctic for Canada’s first national environment plan (The Green Plan); helped establish B.C.’s environmental assessment law; and contributed to the creation of Canada’s first transportation authority (TransLink). His contribution to the transit industry in Canada was recognized with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Urban Transit Association.
Both Patti and Bob will assist NATIONAL with client mandates and business development, while continuing to serve their own clients through their individual consulting firms.
Patti, Bob, welcome to NATIONAL!