As a seasoned public affairs practitioner, Anne Marie brings extensive experience in issues management, communications, government relations and strategic advice. She joined FleishmanHillard 12 years ago and is responsible for the public affairs practice in Toronto, providing government relations and communications counsel to clients on a wide range of issues. Anne Marie brings experience in issues management and advocacy efforts for clients operating in sectors ranging from food and beverage to property development and wireless communications. She has worked with clients on issues and crisis management in areas such as labour negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and plant closures. Before joining FleishmanHillard, Anne Marie was manager, government relations for the former Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA), where she developed strategies on major issues facing the institute at the federal level, prepared extensive submissions on key advocacy issues and managed the CICA's grassroots lobbying program.