Roadmap: 2030; October 25 & 26, 2011; Appel Salon of the Toronto Reference Library

Presenter – Chad Rogers

Chad Rogers, Partner, Crestview Strategy
Chad will speak in The Rise of Ethnic Voters on October 25th

Chad joined Crestview as a founding partner in 2010, bringing more than a decade’s worth of experience providing research, strategic planning, and communications advice to government, corporate and not-for-profit clients.

Before joining Crestview, Chad was a Principal and led the research practice of the strategy firm Navigator Ltd. Using research and strategy Chad tackled issues for clients ranging from nuclear waste to food safety crisis. He worked with each client to provide research-based strategy solutions and create customized tactical plans to communicate to internal and external audiences.

Chad worked with the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C. As NDI’s Country Director in Kosovo and Armenia between 2003 and 2007, Chad was responsible for directing democracy and governance assistance programs for political parties, parliaments and civil society organizations.

As a director with NDI, Chad had the unique opportunity to work with political leaders in Europe and the Near East. From the design of election monitoring programs, party re-building strategies and even one-on-one coaching for political leaders, Chad worked with parties across the ideological spectrum. In addition to his work in Kosovo and Armenia, Chad provided high-level training and advice to political leaders in Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Iraq, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Moldova, Pakistan and Serbia.

From 1999 to 2003, Chad was a Senior Advisor to Nova Scotia Premier John Hamm. Chad provided strategic planning and communications advice to the Premier and the Provincial cabinet. He used advanced research techniques, including public opinion research, to develop research-based strategy for the provincial government. Chad started his career in public affairs on Parliament Hill, serving as both a legislative and communications advisor to Members of Parliament and Senators.

Chad is a current board member of the Kosova Democratic Institute and Save the Children Canada. He is also a member of the Qualitative Research Consultants Association (QRCA), Public Affairs Association of Canada (PAAC) and the Market Research & Intelligence Association (MRIA) where he sits as a member of the board of the Qualitative Research Division (QRD). He is a RIVA (the Research Institute for Values and Attitudes; Rockville, Maryland) certified moderator.