Marisa draws on her rich experience in political communications to lead impactful communications and government relations programs for clients across sectors at McMillan Vantage.
Prior to joining Vantage, Marisa served as Field Operations Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator for the Conservative Party of Canada. Over her political career, she has worked with several elected officials on Parliament Hill, including for (now) Premier Jason Kenney, advising on strategic communications and stakeholder relations, and on various local and national campaigns. Marisa has also held senior positions in the Ontario PC Party, including serving on the Party executive in lead up to the successful 2018 election.
Specializing in strategic and political communications, Marisa received the bulk of her training from senior political leaders in Ottawa and Washington D.C. She has also served in a variety of management, outreach, and communication roles at the federal, provincial and municipal levels. Marisa often provides commentary on current affairs and politics on television and in print media. She continues her political activism by volunteering on local campaigns and for various political causes.
Marisa holds an Honours B.A. in Political Science (Minor in History) from the University of Ottawa, and a Masters of Political Management from Carleton University.