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Amanda is a Principal at Navigator and brings over 15 years of communications experience working in the federal and municipal government, private sector, on political campaigns and as a journalist. She specializes in crisis communications, media relations and reputation recovery.
Prior to joining Navigator, Amanda was the Director of Communications to the Mayor of Toronto. While in the Mayor’s office she played a key role in shepherding two multi-billion dollar budgets and the city’s successful labour negotiations. Amanda was also co-chair of Mayor Tory's successful 2018 re-election campaign.
Amanda held a senior leadership position at a boutique public affairs firm where she provided strategic communications, media relations and created multi-faceted communications campaigns for leading organizations in the energy, technology, health, government and infrastructure sectors.
Previously, Amanda held a range of senior communications roles in the federal government with the Prime Minister of Canada and as Deputy Director of Communications for the Minister of the Environment.
Frequently called on for her public affairs expertise in the media, Amanda is the host of Free for All Friday, a weekly national radio show on the iHeartRadio Talk Network tackling the biggest national news stories from coast to coast. She is also a regular contributor and guest-host on Newstalk 1010 and her commentary can be found on BNN, TVO, CTV, CBC, CityTV, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun. Amanda is also the host of Political Traction, a weekly political podcast powered by Navigator.
Amanda currently serves as a Director of the Canadian Club of Toronto, Canada’s oldest podium of record. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Victims Services Toronto, a volunteer with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the President of the Toronto Chapter of the Carleton University Alumni Association and a volunteer with Fetch+Releash animal rescue where she fosters rescue dogs. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University.