TORONTO, July 13, 2017 – NATIONAL Public Relations’ Toronto office today announced leadership appointments that further strengthen its expanding Corporate Communications and Investor Relations practices.
Luc Levasseur is promoted to Vice-President, Corporate Communications, effective immediately. Over the past six years, Luc has emerged as both a trusted advisor to clients and a mentor to his colleagues. His work on some of Canada’s highest profile issues and complex files has been a key contributor to NATIONAL’s growing Corporate practice. Luc will help lead the team’s continued focus on talent development and client service excellence.
Marc Lakmaaker is promoted to Director, Investor Relations, NATIONAL Equicom. Marc advises a growing roster of publicly traded companies at all stages of development. From early stage, pre-revenue, technology ventures to more advanced and higher capitalized businesses, he helps his clients achieve maximum valuation, raise capital and build investor brands.
Heidi Christensen Brown recently joined NATIONAL Equicom as Director, Investor Relations. Over her career, Heidi has led investor relations and communications programs at a number of public companies – from mega cap oil & gas producer Canadian Natural Resources, to smaller midstream and oil sands organizations such as Keyera and Laricina. She joins NATIONAL directly from Kiewit Corp – one of the world’s largest engineering/construction contractors.
“NATIONAL’s corporate advisory business is experiencing tremendous growth,” said Kim West, Partner and Chief Client Officer at NATIONAL’s Toronto office. “Clients are turning to us to drive integrated campaigns to connect them with customers, investors, communities and government stakeholders. Luc, Marc and Heidi are rising stars among a team of top players who are changing the game for NATIONAL and our clients.”
Across Canada, NATIONAL has become the go-to source for organizations focused on growth and undergoing change in highly competitive markets. These appointments come on the heels of the recent appointment of Mark Boutet as Vice-President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at NATIONAL’s Montreal office.