PR Associates names Megan Helmer its new President

Posted on Sep 11, 2017

Vancouver, September 11, 2017: PR Associates (National) Communications Ltd., a national communications and training firm, announced today that it has named Megan Helmer as its new President. Megan has been working with PR Associates for nearly six years and has been instrumental in the growth of the firm.

As the new President, Megan unveiled a new look and brand identity of PR Associates which is in alignment with its mission to communicate science, simply. Each element of the new brand and visual identity highlights the strategic focus Megan intends to bring to the firm of working with STEM industries to effectively communicate science to non-technical audiences.

Handing the President’s baton to Megan is Founder, Robert Simpson, who has evolved to the new role of Chief Executive Officer. “Over six years, Megan has built an impressive track record of providing superior counsel and strategic guidance to clients, achieved excellent operational and commercial accomplishments for the firm. She has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing people and inspiring teams. Her wide knowledge base and experience, especially in the STEM industries is a valuable asset for our clients. I am extremely pleased to appoint her to this critical role”, said Robert.

The new role is a natural evolution of Megan’s position in the organization. She was previously the Vice-President of PR Associates and led all client accounts. In her new role, Megan will be responsible for overall operations of the company including attracting and retaining new STEM-industry clients, financial management and human resources.

“I am excited and honoured to take on the role of PR Associates’ President. The last six years have been highly gratifying for me as we have grown PR Associates into the country’s only communication firm specializing in STEM industries. I plan to remain personally involved in each client file and look forward to delivering on our vision to create impactful science communication campaigns across North America,” said Megan Helmer.

Prior to PR Associates, Megan, successfully operated her own Investor Relations consultancy in Vancouver. She has also held communication and investor relation positions in CA School of Business, AnorMED Inc., Ballard Power Systems and OSI Geospatial.

Megan has a Bachelor of Business degree and will soon earn a Master of Arts in Professional Communication.

For more information contact:

Ambika Maitra

Phone: +1 604-681-1407


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