Grain Growers of Canada welcome Kyle Larkin as executive director
July 18, 2023 By Colleen Cross
Ottawa – The Grain Growers of Canada has appointed Kyle Larkin as its executive director, representing 65,000 grain farmers on Parliament Hill on issues of relevance to the sector.
Larkin, who takes over from interim executive director Tyler Bjornson, brings extensive advocacy, political and association experience to the organization and is poised to elevate the discussion about relevant policy issues at a national level, the Grain Growers of Canada (GGC) said in a news release.
“Kyle is the right person to help us seize these opportunities,” said Andre Harpe, GGC chair. “His track record of driving impactful results, as well as his impressive experience in politics and strategic direction, will further strengthen GGC’s position as a leader in the industry.”
Larkin has worked in government relations, public relations and politics for more than a decade. His expertise lies in developing and executing public affairs strategies for national and provincial organizations. Prior to joining the GGC, Larkin served as vice-president at Impact Public Affairs, and held key positions in various offices on Parliament Hill, including with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
He has been honoured with the 2019 Government Relations Campaign of the Year by the Canadian Public Relations Society and the 2022 Canadian Society of Association Executives Award of Distinction for his work advancing climate change objectives.
“As the collective voice of over 65,000 grain farmers, my focus is expanding our presence on Parliament Hill, growing our national membership and enhancing our responsiveness to current and emerging issues,” Larkin said.
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