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Ross Lemieux

Ross Lemieux, compass rose

Compass Rose, a leading national public affairs firm, announced several appointments that expand the company’s leadership team and recognize the dedication and passion of its public affairs counsellors to providing best-in-class service to clients.

Ross Lemieux, currently financial controller, becomes Chief Financial Officer. With proven financial leadership and a career spanning more than 25 years, Lemieux plays a key role in executing the strategic direction of the company.

In addition to Lemieux’s appointment, Kathleen Harris, Tajwar Mazhar, Graham Milner, Andrea Sarkic, Bea Vongdouangchanh and Kathleen Walsh have been elevated to Lead Public Affairs Counsellors. They will direct client files and manage the firm’s business streams, which includes public policy and government affairs, digital and tech, and content and communications. They will continue to expertly steer clients while promoting common good approaches to public policy.

“Compass Rose is entering its ninth year with a solid and deeply experienced team committed to finding the common good for Canadians, governments, businesses and civil society. We couldn’t have gotten this far without the dedication and smarts of our founder Jacquie’s vision and this team,” said managing director Theo Argitis.

“Our Lead Public Affairs Counsellors are deeply invested in the business and ensuring client success now and in the future. In a crowded public affairs landscape, they’re the team to watch. We’re excited to celebrate them and their contributions.”

Compass Rose Founder Jacquie LaRocque said she is proud of what the firm has accomplished as a small business. “Thanks to the clients who believed in us and chose to work with our experienced team, we have been able to support innovative, informed Canadian public policy development,” said LaRocque, who was named one of Canada’s Top 100 most powerful women by the Women’s Executive Network in 2022.

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