A Boutique Agency – Our clients get the royal treatment. We give them our undivided attention and interest. Clients deal with the same people they meet the first time and they can reach us anytime. Whenever required, we will be onsite with you and your team.
Our Expertise – Our firm knows the Quebec business environment inside out. Founded in 2006, our firm has been recognized as a leader in both government and public relations by independent and peer groups.
Simplicity / Flexibility – Our goal is to make life simpler for you and we will be flexible in allocating our resources to ensure that you are satisfied.
In order to successfully fulfill your governmental relations and communications needs, you can rely our dynamic and flexible teams composed of professionals whose skills and experience complete each other.
PATRICE RYAN [president] •1. Former Canadian diplomat. Prior to founding Ryan Affaires publiques, Patrice worked at a senior level in public relations for large corporations. •2. He holds a BA in economics from McGill University and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from Columbia University.
MICHELLE COURCHESNE [strategic advisor] •1. Michelle is a well-known public figure. She held several strategic positions, such as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education and President of the Treasury Board. 2. Deputy Minister of Culture from 1988 to 1995, she was also a senior official with private companies and director general of the OSM.
VALÉRIE POMERLEAU [vice president and partner] •1. Former political advisor to the Minister of Energy, Natural resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan’s parliamentary assistant, Valérie has expertise in managing issues and in communications. •2. A graduate in Accounting from Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, she recently completed Project Management training at the Université Laval.
SIMON-PIERRE DIAMOND [vice president and partner]
LOUIS BEAUCHAMP [vice president] •1. Expert in issues and crisis management. Louis is well versed in complex environments, having held senior communications positions at the City of Montreal and the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF). •2. With a background as a journalist and a strategic advisor, Louis has the sound judgment sought after by organizations that want to achieve their business objectives.
MARIE-ANNE BÉLANGER [general manager] •1. Marie-Anne has extensive experience in a highly advanced R&D environment and in-depth expertise in energy and natural resources. •2. She has a Law and Communication background from the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Université Laval.
ANNA LUIZA FERNANDES [senior consultant] 1. Having practiced commercial litigation in a national law firm, Anna is both creative and organized. Her legal mind and thoroughness are put to good use in advising a varied clientele. •2. Anna holds a Bachelor or Laws from the University of Montreal and is a member of the Quebec Bar.
SANDRA ATAMAN [senior consultant] 1. Sandra has over twenty years of experience in communications. She was a journalist for Radio-Canada in Abitibi-Témiscamingue and a political assistant for the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Northern Plan. She is particularly interested in the realities experienced by the First Nations of Quebec and has a developed political sense, recognized leadership re in her field and the ability to understand and communicate complex issues. •2. She holds a BA in Public Communication from Université Laval.
CAMILLE MICHAUD [senior consultant] •1. Having worked for multiple elected members of the City of Laval, Camille has experience in the municipal sector. 2. Holder of a BSc in Political and Economic Sciences from the Université de Montréal and a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs from the same institution.
CHRISTINE MAYDOSSIAN [senior consultant] •1.Former Policy Advisor to the late Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto and to Chief Government Whip John Duncan at the Parliament of Canada. Christine has extensive experience in public policy, issues management, and communications across the country and abroad. •2. She holds a bilingual Masters in Public and International Affairs from Glendon College, York University, with an exchange at Sciences Po Paris.
AMELIA BENATTIA [research consultant] •1. Amelia brings years of experience in the fields of communications and marketing acquired in well-established Canadian businesses. 2. After studying Political Science at McGill University, she is currently pursuing studies at HEC in Finance.
SARAH GOUGEON [research consultant] •1. Sarah joins us from Paris, where she worked for two years as a Public Affairs Manager for an employers association bringing together 350 French companies of various sizes and sectors. Passionate about the interaction between public authorities and economic development players, Sarah invests her energy to support our diversified clients.•2. She holds a Master’s degree in Advocacy and Public Affairs from the Université Paris-Dauphine.
FRÉDÉRICK DESBIENS [research consultant] •1. Frédérick worked at the Quebec Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food before joining Ryan AP. In his free time, he dedicates himself to the Youth Parliament of Quebec, where he serves as Prime Minister.•2. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Political Science from the Université de Montréal, and is a Master’s candidate in Public and International Affairs at the same university.
LORRAINE BERKHOFF [coordinator] •1. Lorraine coordinates the operations of the team. She has extensive experience in administration, marketing and business development within world class companies. •2. She holds diplomas in International Relations and Communication.
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