New York/London – January 17, 2017 – Montieth & Company, a specialist communications consultancy, announced today the addition of Ambassador Paul Frazer as a Senior Advisor to the firm in its public affairs and issues management practice groups. Paul’s appointment comes at a time of rapid growth for the company, including the launch of a new website, a corporate rebranding and expansion of the firm’s cross-border work throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and Europe.
“Paul’s political savvy, policy insights, stellar communications skills and deep experience will greatly benefit our clients as we grow our North American work across industry sectors,” said Montieth M Illingworth, CEO and Global Managing Partner. “I’ve known Paul for decades and am honored to have the opportunity to work with him.”
Paul is President of P.D. Frazer Associates and advises a broad and varied range of private and public sector North American clients on a wide selection of issue areas including energy and the environment, trade, financial services, natural resources/mining and health care, as they are affected by legislative and/or regulatory action in Washington, DC. Paul speaks frequently in the media about Canada-U.S. trade, amongst many other issues, and most recently wrote an analysis on the significance of Donald Trump’s election for the two countries’ bilateral relations for Canada’s Policy magazine, “Canada and the Ringmaster President”.
“I’m thrilled to serve as a Senior Advisor to Montieth & Company and contribute to the value-add the firm provides its clients,” said Paul Frazer. “The historically close and productive Canada-U.S. bond is vital to both countries and an area I know I can bring particular insights and contribute to solutions.”
Prior to 2001, Paul served with the Canadian Foreign Service, taking assignments in Ottawa, New York, Warsaw, and in Prague as Ambassador to the Czech Republic and Slovakia. From 1994 to 2000 he was a Minister at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC.
During his time in Ottawa, he was Communications Director to the Prime Minister and Spokesperson to the Foreign Minister. He also previously served as Assistant, International Economic Affairs to the Minister of Finance and as Executive Director of Canada’s economic and political assistance program for Central Europe and the former Soviet Union.
A graduate of McGill and Carleton Universities, Paul is a Past Fellow of Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. From 2010 until 2014, Paul served as U.S. Co-Chair of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Canada Institute advisory board, now serving as Immediate Past Chair. He is Chair, International Committee for McGill University’s Global Health Program and advisor to the Dean of Medicine.
Montieth & Company’s Senior Advisors are distinguished executives accomplished in their careers and represent leaders from the financial services, legal, management consulting, and social media sectors. They assist on client matters, provide guidance on the strategic direction of the firm, and advise across all practice areas.