Jessica Brandon-Jepp capitalizes on a decade of experience building and implementing communications and government relations solutions to help clients solve pressing business challenges. Jessica excels at helping clients navigate the complexities of the ever-changing public affairs landscape, with particular expertise in highly regulated sectors including finance, defence & public safety procurement, tech, natural resources, and transportation.
Prior to joining McMillan Vantage, Jessica managed government relations on behalf of some of Canada’s largest cooperative financial institutions, reducing their exposure to political, regulatory, and reputational risk. Jessica has a deep knowledge of the unique challenges facing businesses and associations, both in Ontario and across the country. Jessica has appeared as a witness before the Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on regulatory matters and has a proven track-record delivering high-stakes public policy and regulatory successes for businesses and associations.
In addition to her financial sector experience, Jessica played a key role at the Ontario Association of Architects, where she developed policy and government relations programs for the self-regulating profession. Throughout her career, Jessica has launched effective advocacy campaigns across party lines, including forming and managing an all-party parliamentary caucus.
Jessica is passionate about working with Canada’s Defence Team and military families. She currently serves as the Brand Manager for Women in Defence and Security and as the families’ representative for the Ottawa Army Officers Mess Committee.
She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph, is a graduate of the Government Relations Management program at Seneca College, and holds a Masters in Political Management from Carleton University.