New Brunswick, Canada
Joel Levesque is an independent public-affairs counsellor specializing in strategic communications, media relations and government-relations management. During his 38-year career he has worked for a regulated utility, for a civic government, as a senior communications consultant with a large regional firm, and from 2000 to 2010 as Vice President of Public Affairs for Moosehead Breweries Limited, one of Canada's most celebrated beverage companies. He opened his own consultancy early in 2011.
Mr. Levesque studied Advertising and Journalism at Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa. He is an accredited member of the Canadian Public Relations Society. In 2004 he was appointed to the CPRS College of Fellows, and in 2008 he received the CPRS Shield of Public Service in recognition of his extensive volunteerism. Joel has been a trusted communications advisor to many of the region's business and industry leaders.