Provident bolsters public affairs expertise with the addition of Michelle Wasylyshen


When our clients ask what sets Provident apart from the pack, we point to the fact that we are staffed by senior experts who know how to get their message across to the right audience when it matters most.

Today, we’re excited to strengthen this promise even further, by welcoming Michelle Wasylyshen to the Provident team as our new Vice President of Public Affairs. Michelle will provide clients with strategic counsel in the areas of political advocacy, stakeholder relations, issue and reputation management and strategic communications.

Having worked in both the private and public sectors for more than 15 years, Michelle brings with her extensive public affairs knowledge and insight. Most recently, Michelle oversaw government and stakeholder relations activities for Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company and the Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution. where she drove and managed public consultation and stakeholder outreach during a period of unprecedented public scrutiny.

Before this, Michelle was a senior advisor with a highly respected public affairs firm, where she provided a full spectrum of public affairs consulting services for a diverse array of domestic and international organizations and industry associations. Michelle has also worked for Ontario’s second-largest pension fund, where she implemented a comprehensive stakeholder relations program and led the organization’s government relations function. Prior to that, she held positions within the offices of Ontario’s Solicitor General and Attorney General.

When you decide to work with Provident, you are partnering with a new kind of strategic communications agency. Staffed by senior experts, we are an extension of your team and with you every step of the way, from ideation to strategy and execution. Our combined expertise allows us to understand your diverse, changing business needs and deliver custom strategies, plans and points-of-view that are impactful, while protecting and enhancing your reputation.

Looking for a senior team with the savvy and know-how to manage your brand? Provident is here to help. Get in touch with us today and let's start a conversation.


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