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Jason Hatcher is the Managing Principal of Navigator and leads the Western Canadian operations from Calgary. He specializes in strategic communications, media relations, issues management, and government relations.
Before joining Navigator, Jason was the cofounder and president of a successful public relations firm in Calgary, emerging as one of Canada’s leading professionals in the field of strategic communications.
For over 15 years, he has worked at the provincial and federal levels of government advising Premiers in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador. He has also advised Canadian Cabinet Ministers and political leaders and parties across the country, in areas concerning campaign and election strategy, media relations and public policy.
As a media commentator on public policy, government and politics Jason has appeared regularly on national and regional public affairs programming.
In his role as Managing Principal of Navigator’s Western Canadian operations, Jason leads business development for the region, while also managing a team in four offices (Calgary, Edmonton, Regina and Vancouver). He works with clients in the telecommunications, technology, health, agriculture, finance and energy sectors to enhance their public profiles through communication, stakeholder consultation, and government advocacy strategies.
Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Jason’s English and French bilingual education covered political science, business and law.
As a community leader and passionate volunteer, Jason believes it is important for people to be involved and to give back to their community. He is a current board member of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and is the past Board Chair at United Way of Calgary and chairs the Board Governance and Strategic Planning committees. Jason recently accepted a board position with United Way Centraide Canada which comprises 80 community-based organizations and the National Office. In addition, Jason is a board member for three privately owned corporations.
Jason lives in Calgary with his wife and two children.