With more than 20 years’ experience in communication, Colleen Killingsworth, MCM, APR, ABC, FCPRS is a public relations executive with a strong track record in leadership, strategic planning and project management. She has provided strategic communication services for public, corporate, association and not-for-profit organizations. Her experience encompasses a wide variety of assignments such as program consolidations and moves, reputation management and branding strategies, multi-stakeholder communication, product launches, collateral development, communication audits, and special event planning and execution.
Her client experience includes National Energy Board, Canadian Pacific Railway, Solectron Corporation, Alberta Cancer Board, NovAtel Inc., Suncor Energy, Husky Energy, Shell Canada, ESBI Alberta, The City of Calgary, Canadian Centre for Energy Information, Dynetek Industries, MDS Inc., the Canadian Coalition for Responsible Environmental Solutions, TransCanada Transmission, Canada Diagnostic Centres, Alberta Children’s Hospital, Immigrant Sector Council of Calgary, the Petroleum Human Resources Council, Total E&P Canada, Energy Resources Conservation Board and the City of Airdrie.
Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Master’s of Communication Management from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Colleen is a member of the Canadian Public Relations College of Fellows (FCPRS), Accredited Public Relations (APR) through the Public Relations Society of America and Accredited Business Communicator (ABC) through the International Association of Business Communicators. Colleen served on the CPRS National Board from 2000-2009, and was elected to serve a two-year term as National President from 2005-2007. She is currently chairing the CPRS National Council on Education and represents CPRS on the Commission on Public Relations Education based in the United States. Her case study on Municipal Government Communications: The Case of Local Government Communications was published in the McMaster Journal of Communications, http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/mjc/vol6/iss1/14
Colleen is also a member of the board of the Alberta Real Estate Foundation, a member of the Peter Lougheed Development Council. She served on the Inside Education of Alberta board from 2006-2008 and was a member of the Centre for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research from 2004-2008. Her work has won local, national and international awards.