Michael Keegan is a public affairs and strategy consultant with over 15 years of experience in provincial politics and government. Michael has been a trusted advisor to public and private sector organizations with over a decade of experience in senior leadership positions with both the Federal and Ontario governments. He has held positions with both the civil service and the political sides of government including the Ministry of Labour, The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. His most recent role was Chief of Staff and Special Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Agriculture and Food. Michael is an expert on public/private partnerships focused on economic development. He was an active and key figure in the development of the Local Food Strategy including passage of the Local Food Act. He was instrumental in the development of an Agri-food growth strategy, leveraging the 3rd largest food-manufacturing jurisdiction in North America to support the growth of Ontario’s economy. He played a central role in the development of the Horse Racing Partnership Plan, a new five-year agreement between the Ontario government and Ontario’s Horse Racing industry. Michael has been a thought leader in promoting greater integrity of intent in the implementation of political decisions. There remains much more progress to realize that vision.
John Snobelen is a well-known personality and renowned public affairs and strategy consultant. Mr. Snobelen served in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 – 2003 as the MPP for Mississauga North and Mississauga West. Mr. Snobelen served in Executive Council as Minister of Education and Training and Minister of Natural Resources. He served as a member of the Management Board of Cabinet, Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Environment, Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Health and Social Services, Vice Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Education. Mr. Snobelen is a former Chair of the Hunger Project, former board member of the Ontario Red Cross and serves on the equine advisory committee for Colorado State University and Texas A&M University.
Bobby Seeber is a recognized expert on trade and inter-governmental policy matters, with more than 20 years experience working with the Ontario Trade and then Agriculture ministries. Bobby has advised extensively on border disputes, trade challenges and countervail and anti-dumping investigations. He supported provincial Ministers at the WTO negotiations which took place in Hong Kong and Geneva, Switzerland, and also attended WTO dispute settlement and Appellate Body hearings in Geneva on numerous occasions as part of Canada’s legal defence team.
More recently, Bobby had the privilege of serving in the offices of several Agriculture Ministers to provide policy advice. His most recent role was as Chief of Staff to the Premier in her capacity as the Ontario Minister of Agriculture and Food.
Bobby Seeber, LLB