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John Moonen, Kirk Miller and Stephen Bruyneel have a unique understanding of communications, government and public affairs in British Columbia and Ottawa. They enjoy excellent contacts with provincial decision-makers in Victoria, municipal officials throughout BC, federal MPs, the media and the business community.

John MoonenJohn Moonen

John Moonen is one of the most experienced lobbyists in BC. Between 1981 and 2001 he worked as a lawyer and senior civil servant for the Government of British Columbia, a lobbyist in the Jim Pattison Group, an account executive at a Vancouver-based advertising agency and a partner in western Canada’s largest public affairs consultancy. In 2001 he founded John Moonen & Associates Ltd.  His clients have included many of BC’s largest firms, industry and professional associations, not-for-profit organizations and government bodies.

For over 25 years Mr. Moonen has also been a political strategist and campaigner for a variety of MLAs, MPs, Cabinet ministers and candidates; and municipal political organizations and elected officials. Throughout his career Moonen has served on the boards of numerous community groups, educational bodies and business associations. He has also been a keynote speaker and contributing writer on such topics as political organization and lobbying.

Mr. Moonen earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia in 1981 and his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Victoria in 1983. He also studied at the Université de Paris where he earned his Certificat du Langue in 1982.

Email: johnmoonen@publicaffairsnetwork.com
Phone: 604.921.6433

Kirk MillerKirk Miller

Kirk Miller is the former Chair and General Manager of BC’s Agricultural Land Commission. He worked for the ALC for 29 years and retired in 2006.

Kirk continues to enjoy many excellent contacts at the senior levels of the BC civil service and industry. During his tenure he chaired the government/industry committee which wrote BC's private land forest practice regulations. He worked with government and industry to resolve several major land use and resource issues, including those involving gravel extraction, resource taxation and aboriginal land claims. Kirk was also the ALC liaison to the BC Federation of Agriculture and the BC Agriculture Council.

As a testament to his ability to work with politicians of all parties, Kirk was appointed General Manager of the ALC by the Social Credit government; Chair & CEO by the NDP; and Chair by the BCLiberals. During his tenure the ALC reported through three different ministries and Kirk worked directly with dozens of ministers and deputy ministers.

Kirk enjoys extensive contacts with provincial decision-makers in Victoria; BC local government officials; First Nations; the agriculture, forestry and development industries; community groups; and the media.

Email: kirkmiller@publicaffairsnetwork.com
Phone: 604.669.4214  

Stephen Bruyneel

Stephen Bruyneel

Stephen has over 20 years of senior experience in the private, public and government sectors. His clients and employers have included provincial Crown corporations and agencies, resource and energy companies, the transportation and infrastructure industry, the clean technology sector, progressive real estate developers and not-for-profit groups.

Stephen has developed and/or led the communications and public affairs function at some of BC’s leading companies, including BC Hydro and Power Authority, the Corix Group and Couverdon, the real estate business of TimberWest Forest Corp. During this time he gained a reputation as an industry leader in strategic communications, issues management, business media relations and stakeholder relationship building.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology) and Master of Arts Degree (Political Science), both from the University of British Columbia. He has always been very active in the local community, including as a mentor in the Vancouver Board of Trade's Leaders of Tomorrow program and a member of the Campaign Cabinet of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, where he was an in-demand speaker for the Leadership Giving program. Most recently, Stephen joined the Board of Directors of the Fraser River Discovery Centre.

Email: stephenbruyneel@publicaffairsnetwork.com


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