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Huw Williams is the President of Impact Public Affairs and specializes in government and media relations. Prior to forming Impact, Mr. Williams was the Director of Public Affairs for a national industry association. With extensive experience in the print and broadcast media, he has appeared frequently as a corporate spokesperson on CBC and CTV national news. Mr. Williams’ government experience is diverse, having served as Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; as a Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Constitutional Affairs; and as a Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. In 2003, Mr. Williams authored “A Government Relations Guide For Directors of Non-Profit Organizations” published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). He also served on the board of directors for the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC). Mr. Williams holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) from the University of Calgary. He has also completed studies at the Université de Tour in France and is fluent in French and English. In 2006, Mr. Williams was recognized by the Ottawa Business Journal with the “Top Forty Under Forty Award” for professional success and community involvement. In 2009, Mr. Williams was named one of the top 100 lobbyists in Canada by The Hill TimesWilliams is also incredibly active in the community, more specifically with the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre. He was awarded the PR News 2008 “PR on a Shoestring” Award for his pro-bono work with the Centre where he has been instrumental in raising more than $100,000.00 over the past three years. One of Williams’ most significant community achievements is the role he played as the founding Chair of the Ottawa Gala, an event that has raised over $550,000 for charity since 1993.
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