Senior Communications Strategist

Gillian Williams McClean is a Senior Communications Strategist with more than 25 years of experience in the private, public and volunteer sectors.

Her career includes eight years as the Director of Communications & Marketing and Public Relations & Health Promotion at two multi-site hospital corporations that each provided service to more than one million residents. In these roles, she led internal teams and external agencies in the provision of numerous communications services, including: advertising and marketing; advocacy; issues management; government relations; public relations; and media management.

Gillian excels in the development and execution of strategic communications programs that advance the corporate objectives of large organizations and small-to-medium enterprises. Her exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills serve to build the rapport that inspires internal and external stakeholders to achieve their goals. Her specialties include: communications planning and direction; research and professional writing; issues identification and management; media relations; social media and online marketing; and community engagement.

Gillian holds an honours baccalaureate in mass communication and sociology, with a minor in psychology. She is a longstanding member of the International Association of Business Communicators, where she has participated as an Ovation Award Judge.