NATIONAL Public Relations Welcomes Two New Partners

Posted Tuesday, April 16, 2013

MONTREAL, Quebec – April 16, 2013 – Following a thorough review process, John Crean, National Managing Partner, NATIONAL Public Relations, is proud to announce the nomination of two new Partners. Sarah Coombs and Julie-Anne Vien have been accepted as partners of the Firm in recognition of their outstanding leadership and contribution to the success of NATIONAL.

The new Partners are trusted advisors who provide superior service to the Firm’s clients. They are active in developing new business relationships and uniquely contribute to their respective communities. The quality of their work as well as their leadership skills are great sources of inspiration to their colleagues.

“I am honoured to be able to call Sarah and Julie-Anne my Partners. They embody the technical skills, commitment and integrity that are key to our continued growth and success,” said John Crean.

This brings to 30 the number of partners at NATIONAL, based in offices in the Canada, the United Kingdom and United States.

Sarah Coombs plays a key role with the Firm’s Technology clients and has helped build that practice in Toronto to new levels. She has also extended her client work to other markets from British Columbia to Atlantic Canada. She is a dedicated trainer of staff and is a Faculty member of the NATIONAL Institute, the Firm’s renowned consultant development program.

Julie-Anne Vien is recognized for her leadership in the Quebec City office and in the Capitale‑Nationale community. She is well regarded by her peers and clients alike for her crisis and issues management skills as well as her media training expertise. She is an inspiring motivator for her peers.

Both Julie-Anne and Sarah are members of the Human Resources Committee of the Firm and play a significant role on the development of internal programs that define NATIONAL’s culture and commitment to continuous learning. The Human Resources Committee’s mandate is to support the implementation of policies and programs, based on NATIONAL’s values, in support of our one‐firm culture.


About NATIONAL Public Relations
NATIONAL Public Relations is the largest public relations consultancy in Canada with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax, St. John’s, New York and London. The Firm serves leading corporate, government and institutional clients and offers the full range of communications services, including corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, employee engagement, public consultation and participation, marketing, technology and healthcare communications, as well as digital communications. It provides medical communications, public relations and clinical trial support services to a wide section of the leading pharmaceutical and medical devices companies internationally under the name AXON Communications. NATIONAL is a subsidiary of RES PUBLICA Consulting Group which also owns Cohn & Wolfe | Canada, another communications firm with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Montreal. At the international level, the Firm is affiliated with Burson-Marsteller, part of WPP Group, the largest communications company in the world.

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