Angela Drennan is the Vice President for the Municipal Affairs practice at Sussex. Angela is an experienced government relations professional with a flair for policy development, advocacy awareness and stakeholder relations. Angela develops, refines and implements comprehensive strategic government relation initiatives to establish policy changes within municipal government with a primary focus on transportation, economic development, infrastructure and planning.
Over the past 14 years, she has demonstrated success in policy research, policy formation and amendment, campaign management and valuable client advocacy development. Angela has worked with government leaders at all levels, industry leaders and the non-profit sector providing her with an extensive network of contacts for clients to draw on.
Angela’s political career started at the City of Toronto, where she worked for several Councillors, ultimately serving as policy advisor to Councillor and TTC Chair Karen Stintz. She has worked for two Provincial Ministers and is a former manager of public relations and communications in the life sciences sector, advocating on behalf of industry for the adoption of health technologies into the health system. In addition, Angela has always been politically active and has participated in numerous campaigns as director of operations, manager of communications, policy coordinator and campaign manager. Her career trajectory provides her with an intimate working knowledge of the legislative process of both the City of Toronto, municipalities and the Province of Ontario, making her a trusted advisor to clients.
Angela holds an HBA in Political Science from the University of Toronto and she is currently a Director in the Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC – Ontario Chapter), a Member of Equal Voice: Electing Women in Canada, a guest speaker on a variety of academic, political and industry panels and municipal election pundit on CBC Radio.