October 5, 2017: Global Public Affairs has acquired the Wazuku Advisory Group (Wazuku), a consulting firm with offices in Vancouver and Ottawa, solidifying Global’s position as the largest independent full-service strategic public affairs firm in Canada and within the market of British Columbia.
With operations in the province of B.C. since 2000, Global’s commitment is well-established. In recent years, under the leadership of Thoren Hudyma, Vice President and General Manager, the B.C. practice has experienced rapid and exponential growth. In addition to adding capacity and expertise, this acquisition cements Global’s dominance in the transportation, infrastructure, energy, technology, and health sectors.
“Global’s service model is oriented to perform best in the nexus between government relations, strategic communications, and stakeholder engagement. Nowhere in Canada is it more important to understand this complex service dynamic than in British Columbia,” says Randy Pettipas, CEO. “We look forward to continuing to drive this approach and expanding our services with our new colleagues and clients.”
“Adding these individuals strengthens our capacity and solidifies our presence as market leader,” says Hudyma. “Our team is the best in the business when it comes to designing and implementing comprehensive public affairs strategies and I look forward to advancing Global’s platform here in Vancouver and Victoria and also across the country.”
“Global is the premier brand for public affairs across Canada. We’re very excited to bring our knowledge and experience to the team” says Stephen Kukucha, principal of Wazuku. “As we looked at the business and political landscape across Canada, and considered the best fit to ensure an enhanced ability to service our clients and drive their objectives forward, Global was both the natural and compelling choice for us.”
Wazuku has fully transitioned to Global Public Affairs which now includes 70+ professionals across Canada focused on government relations, strategic communications and stakeholder engagement at all levels of government.
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