NANCY COLDHAM is the founding partner of a leading, privately-owned Canadian public affairs consulting firm, The CG Group. She started the company in 1981. Nancy has spent years perfecting speech writing, ad copy, a/v script writing and full editorial services. Her expertise at reputation, issues and crisis management, media relations and well-planned, well-executed internal and external communications programs has benefited a number of major Canadian and multi-national corporations, professional associations and governments. She recently added blogging and tweeting to her communications arsenal as she has ventured into the Web 2.0 world.
She was honoured in 2010 with an Excellence Award by the Walk-With-Me Foundation for her work in bringing public and police attention to the issue of human trafficking. Nancy has been nominated twice for a Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award for Lifetime Achievement, was a nominee for the 2009 Canadian Women in Communications Award and recipient of the Markham Board of Trade Business Excellence INNOVATION Award in 2007. Nancy was recently accepted into the Worldwide Who's Who and was announced as the VIP for Canada in the Public Relations category.
Nancy's social and charitable pursuits focus on the advancement of women in business and in politics here and abroad. Nancy is a Mentor in the International Women's Empowerment Program helping women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. She is past President of the Judy LaMarsh Fund and led the Women's MasterMind program for the Verity Women's Club here in Toronto for a number of years.
DON GRACEY is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Hons BA), Carleton University (MA) and the London School of Economics (MScEcon, With Distinction). In the Government of Canada he held positions on the political staff of a Cabinet Minister, in the Privy Council Office (Cabinet Office and Department of the Prime Minister) and was Chief Counsel to the Senate Special Committee on Terrorism and Public Safety and the Senate Special Committee on Security & Intelligence. He was also Assistant Secretary in the Australian Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on secondment from the Government of Canada.
With The CG Group he has been involved in projects for the World Bank and for the federal, provincial and municipal governments relating to the privatization of state-owned enterprises and assets and with respect to regulating foreign investment. He has assisted Canadian corporations and foreign multinationals in obtaining regulatory approvals for mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications licenses and product certifications.
He provided strategic advice and assistance to a number of professional regulatory colleges and associations in the health care sector on matters of regulation, funding models, policy and legislation. He is ranked by Gerson Lehrman in the top 95th percentile among GLG consultants in client satisfaction.
He serves on a number of boards of for-profit and not-for-profit corporations and was appointed by the Minister of Defense as the Honorary Lieutenant Colonel of the 32nd Combat Engineers Regiment.
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