Alise Mills is a Senior Counsel with Sussex. She offers over 15 years of experience providing strategic counsel, media relations and advocacy for all levels of government, Indigenous communities and leaderships, stakeholder organizations and Canada’s corporate sector. Throughout her career, Alise has specialized in working with Western Canadian clients and has counseled leaderships in the private sector, government, the diplomatic community, non-profits and professional service firms throughout Canada on reputational issues and case sensitive files ranging from economic development, community investment, stakeholder and environmental concerns, criminal matters; and legislation relating to Western Canadian communities and their industries. In addition to this experience, Alise works on behalf of municipal, provincial and Indigenous leaderships on issues relating to social and economic equality, trade, development and social investment, and the infrastructure needs of these groups.
Her extensive experience providing political and commercial advisement allows her to deliver sophisticated results-driven communications responses and initiatives rooted in analysis and research to decrease risk and vulnerabilities. Alise is also a recognized regular commentator with local and national news organizations such as CBC, CTV Global, Bell, Corus and SiriusXM, appearing as an analyst on Canada’s top public affairs shows. Alise appears as a speaker for various associations and organizations across the country.
From her experience on camera to her work representing clients to Canadian and American media, Alise uses her extensive background to advise clients on managing the rapidly growing influence of our global 24-hour news cycles and how social media effects each narrative. Alise resides in Vancouver, British Columbia and represents Sussex in Western Canada.