As the Vice President and Municipal Affairs Practice Lead, Angela develops, refines, and implements strategic municipal government relations initiatives. Her primary focus is on procurement navigation, economic development, and planning and development files. She is a trusted executive advisor with an intimate working knowledge of the legislative process in the City of Toronto, municipalities across Canada, and the Province of Ontario.
Some of her major client successes include securing a multi-million-dollar sole-source contract renewal for a waste material processor, obtaining a $14 million-dollar, 10-year contract with the City of Toronto for a technology company, stopping a municipality from litigating against a client in a proceeding initiated by a local NIMBY group, and developing and implementing a political advocacy campaign for a Chamber of Commerce resulting in reduced development costs and a five-year freeze.
Prior to Sussex, Angela began her political career at the City of Toronto, where she worked for several Councillors, serving as policy advisor to the TTC Chair. She also held senior positions for two Provincial Ministers at Queen’s Park. With over 15 years of experience, she has demonstrated success in delivering results for government and clients and has worked with leaders from all levels of government, industry, and the non-profit sector, providing clients with an extensive network of contacts.
Angela holds an Honours BA in Political Science and an MA in Public Policy, both from the University of Toronto. She has served as a Director with the Public Affairs Association of Canada, is a member of Equal Voice-Electing Women, and is a frequent guest speaker at academic, political, and industry events. She is also a municipal pundit for CBC Radio.
Outside of work, Angela enjoys the theatre, travelling with her family, and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs.