Brooke Crewson is an Associate with the Municipal Practice at Sussex Strategy Group. Brooke provides critical insights for clients on housing policy, rural affairs, infrastructure, small business development, and innovation. While understanding how they relate to priorities of municipalities across Ontario and how to access government services and navigate an often-complex bureaucracy. This is informed by over 10 years of diverse industry experience from working at the provincial and federal levels of government, in academia, and government relations consulting.
While at the Province of Ontario she earned progressively senior administrative, operational, and outreach positions. Including managing caucus relations for the Minister of Housing and advising the Premier’s Office on managing regional issues across Eastern Ontario. Brooke played critical roles in passing important legislation such as the Fair Housing Plan, the Basic Income Pilot, and Bill 42, Municipal Amendment Act (Election of Chair of York Region).
While working in academia, as a Logistics Manager, Brooke learned how to build, operate, and manage successful organizations and the talent required to drive them at the Ted Rogers School of Management’s Diversity Institute. She also learned how to mobilize knowledge on future skills, women’s entrepreneurship, and diversity and inclusion to secure government funding for various projects. Including the 50/30 Challenge consultations with the Government of Canada and Standards Council Canada and securing $5 million from Budget 2021 for the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub.
Throughout several political elections, Brooke has held senior roles on central campaign teams where she exercised her operational and political organizational expertise. Brooke has provided strategic advice to political candidates on how to engage the electorate using a suite of communications tools and trained numerous teams across Ontario in campaign best practices.
Brooke earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University. Most recently Brooke graduated from Ted Rogers School of Management as a Master of Business Administration where she learned how to transform businesses to solve complex problems.
By applying her professional experience and education, Brooke understands how to connect corporate objectives with government priorities to achieve change at decision making tables.