Associate Vice President, Western Canada
- Red tape reduction
- Regulatory reform
- Housing & development
- Advocacy campaigns
T.J. is a seasoned government and external relations professional with over a decade of experience delivering for clients and making connections federally and provincially. T.J. has worked with non-profits, businesses, associations, and government, translating ideas into action.
T.J. served as Chief of Staff to Alberta’s Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction. He played a vital role in a key government commitment to reduce regulatory burden that saw Alberta’s Red Tape grade from the Canadian Federation for Independent Business go from an ‘F’ to an ‘A’.
Prior to working in government, T.J. advocated on behalf of several industries, associations, and groups both as an employee and a consultant. In his time with the Canadian Homebuilders’ Association – Alberta, the Alberta Real Estate Association, and as a consultant, T.J. has confronted many high-stakes policy challenges impacting industry, consumers, and stakeholders, through both reactive, short-term and proactive, long-term advocacy campaigns.
In addition to his government relations expertise, T.J. has years of strategic planning and Board governance experience, having worked closely with executive and volunteer Boards.
T.J. ran for office provincially in 2008 and has been involved in various election campaigns. In addition to his current role with Counsel Public Relations, T.J. contributes to the Montreal Economic Institute as a Senior Fellow.
Based in Edmonton, T.J. is a Political Science graduate of the University of Alberta.