CALGARY, ALBERTA and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 19, 2012) - Corpen Group is pleased to announce two senior hires that will join the company's fast-expanding team of high-performing communications professionals. Sarah Baker will serve as Director of Corporate Communications in Toronto while Carol Howes has joined as a Senior Associate in Calgary. Each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience within crisis and issues management, corporate communications and media relations.
Corpen Group, Canada's fastest growing communications consultancy, is a division of Global Public Affairs, the country's largest independently owned government relations firm.
"We're very excited to have Sarah and Carol join our team, which has grown exponentially since joining Global Public Affairs last November," said John Larsen, President of Corpen Group. "They are greatly respected in the communications industry and offer the type of extensive backgrounds that are critical to the complex business needs of organizations today. Sarah and Carol will bring great strength to our valued clients, and will advance the development of the service offerings for which Corpen Group has become well known and respected."
Prior to joining Corpen Group, Sarah was the Chief Communications Officer for a large Toronto teaching and research hospital which employs more than 6,000 staff. Carol brings a diverse background of more than 30 years in the communications industry in Calgary, most recently as manager of media relations for one of Canada's largest energy companies. Prior to that she served as Vice-President for a financial communications consulting firm, and began her career as a journalist that included serving as a business writer and columnist with the Calgary Herald and as a Calgary business correspondent for the National Post.
"Our merger with Corpen Group has proved to be a huge success allowing us to fully leverage our government relations activities with a full suite of communications services," said Randy Pettipas, President and CEO of Global Public Affairs. "The addition of Sarah and Carol will help us further expand our service to many of North America's most respected corporations and organizations."
The integration of Corpen Group into Global has created Canada's most innovative, full-service government relations and strategic communications firm with offices in Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa.