Chris Froggatt

Managing Partner

Chris Froggatt serves as Managing Partner for NATIONAL’s Ottawa office. His talents include providing strategic counsel on a variety of complex issues, developing practical and thoughtful communication strategies, and building and managing a team of professionals in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Chris has an impressive 22-year record of success in Ottawa and at the Ontario Legislature at Queen’s Park. Prior to joining NATIONAL, he served as Chief of Staff to the Honourable John Baird in a variety of departments including, Treasury Board, Environment, and Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. Chris was also senior advisor to the Minister of Transportation and the Attorney General in Ontario and a senior advisor to Preston Manning when he was Leader of the Opposition.
During his time in the governments of Canada and Ontario, Chris led the development and effective execution of many challenging policy and communication strategies for various complex public policy files.
Chris is an expert in developing crisis and issue management strategies, and provides media and presentation training for many individuals and organizations in both the private and public sectors. He has also been a frequent commentator with various news organizations including CTV, CBC, Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail, the Hill Times, CFRA, and CPAC TV.
Chris is a graduate of Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario where he received a degree in Political Science. For more than six years he also served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University where, as a Fellow of the Program, he lectures on the Canadian political process. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS), a member of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC), a member of the Advisory Committee for the Salvation Army of the National Capital Region, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). Chris is also the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his commitment to his community and to Canada.

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