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 March 17, 2015 - 8:00 AM EDT
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Former Ontario Energy Board COO Aleck Dadson joins StrategyCorp Inc.

Sector Expert to lead Energy and Utilities Group at the multi-disciplinary consulting firm

TORONTO, March. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - StrategyCorp Inc. is pleased to announce that former Ontario Energy Board (OEB) Chief Operating Officer, Aleck Dadson, has joined the consulting firm to lead their Energy and Utilities Group. Dadson brings considerable knowledge of the regulatory and public policy environment as well as an accomplished background in the Canadian and global energy sectors.

Dadson joins StrategyCorp following a successful seven year turn at the OEB where he helped lead the organization through a period of considerable change in its governance, processes and approach to regulation. During 2014, He led the OEB's review of TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project, including the consultations with communities and First Nations in northern and eastern Ontario.

"Aleck is known for his pragmatic and thoughtful approach to regulatory and policy issues", said David MacNaughton, chairman and partner at StrategyCorp Inc. "He has held a number of distinguished key leadership positions in the industry.  We are very pleased to have him on board to lead and strengthen the strategic business, regulatory, communications, and public affairs services that StrategyCorp provides to the energy sector."

Prior to joining the Ontario Energy Board, Dadson was Senior Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs for Direct Energy, where he led  the development of a strong regulatory, government affairs and compliance team for all of Direct Energy's North American operations. He oversaw the regulatory proceedings for a number of successful utility acquisitions in both the United States and Canada. He was seconded from Direct Energy in 2005 to head the regulatory team at Centrica plc, during a period of major change in the UK energy sector.

"Changes in the approach to utility regulation, developing environmental and infrastructure public policy, technological innovation, and shifting expectations among consumers regarding service and public participation present new challenges and opportunities in the energy sector," said Aleck Dadson. "It is an interesting time for this sector and I am very pleased to be joining a firm as renowned as StrategyCorp where the team has such a depth and breadth of strategic experience in energy and utilities advisory services."

About the StrategyCorp Energy and Utilities Group

The StrategyCorp Energy and Utilities Group helps clients in the sector develop and implement business and regulatory strategies that are achievable and realistic. Those services integrate regulatory, management consulting, public affairs, and communications perspectives. The group adopts rigorous methodologies and a multi-disciplinary approach, and remains results-focussed to deliver a strong return on investment for clients.

About StrategyCorp

StrategyCorp is Canada's trusted public affairs and strategic business services advisor.  Led by an unmatched team of political, business and communications strategists, we bring smart, unconventional problem solving capabilities to every client engagement.  We offer a unique suite of services that enable us to craft comprehensive solutions to complex business and organizational challenges. Our skilled consultants bring together unparalleled experience in strategic communications and reputation management, government advocacy, management consulting, mergers & acquisitions strategy, and land use planning strategy. StrategyCorp was founded in 1995 and has offices in Toronto and Ottawa.

SOURCE StrategyCorp Inc.

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Source: Canada Newswire (March 17, 2015 - 8:00 AM EDT)

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