Roberto Chavez

Senior Associate, Federal Government Relations

An experienced campaign operative and staffer, prior to joining the Sussex team Roberto worked as a Legislative Assistant for Kingston & the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen, Chair of the Ontario Liberal Caucus on Parliament Hill. Roberto specialized in research for the portfolios of Energy, Environment & Climate Change, and National Defence. He wrote speeches, advised on legislative affairs, and oversaw the passage of a Private Member’s Bill. In this capacity, he managed Ontario Caucus relations, and was responsible for liaising regularly with Ministers’ Offices. Roberto has also been involved in Federal and Municipal campaigns.

Roberto also spent a year with the Supply Management Policy Team in Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, and has served as Advisor on policy and strategic outreach to the Ambassador of Costa Rica to Canada.

He holds a Bachelor of Public Affairs & Policy Management (Honours) from Carleton University. As a student, Roberto founded a Student Energy chapter, where he organized energy-related events featuring senior government officials. He also served as Youth Ambassador to the United Nation’s World Environment Day in 2017. Roberto serves as President of the Arthur Kroeger College Chapter for the Carleton University Alumni Association.

At Sussex, Roberto serves both domestic and international clients to analyze and impact the complex government and regulatory environment, augmenting the firm’s experience and capabilities.