As a respected corporate communications and public affairs strategist, Tamara brings NATIONAL’s clients a depth of knowledge and expertise in key sectors, including: energy, infrastructure, transportation, utilities and Aboriginal relations. Her strong public policy and corporate communications background is complemented by a broad network of stakeholder relationships throughout the province. She has a strong knowledge of the media and social media and established relations with the province’s leading journalists and reporters.
Tamara has served as communications and government relations director for Partnerships BC, the provincial provincially-owned company responsible for capital project procurement and public private partnerships. Tamara also spent seven years in the Government of British Columbia’s public affairs bureau, serving as communications manager, then director to the Ministers and Ministries of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources, Transportation and Treaty Negotiations Office. In this capacity, she provided strategic communications counsel to cabinet ministers and ministry executives and delivered a wide variety of communications services to support key government initiatives.
Building on her academic training and experience as a consulting anthropologist and four years advising municipal government on treaty negotiations and Aboriginal relations, Tamara also brings valuable insights and experience in managing complex Aboriginal policy issues.
Prior to joining NATIONAL, Tamara worked for two years at a public relations and public affairs agency, where she was the account lead for major energy and transportation clients.
She has Undergraduate and Masters Degrees from the University of British Columbia in Anthropology. She is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators and the Canadian Public Relations Society and a board member at Kitsilano Neighborhood House.
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