Dave McCleary has 35 years of experience in public policy, project management, government relations, issues management and advocacy, urban, transportation and social planning.

Until 2006, Dave served in various positions with the Regional Municipality of Halton including Manager of Long Range and Policy Planning, Senior Policy Advisor and Executive Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer and OMB Case Manager, and Senior Policy Advisor to the Region’s Corporate Counsel.

Before joining StrategyCorp in 2008, Dave was the Toronto Board of Trade’s Municipal Affairs Advisor.

As Senior Policy Advisor in Halton, Dave provided advice on governance matters, inter-governmental relations, issues management and corporate projects and policy advice to the Regional Chairman. In 1999, he served as Chairman of the task force that prepared the “Transportation Funding in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton-Wentworth” report. This report and the resulting government relations strategy were successful in placing this issue onto the public and political agenda. As a result, both the Federal and Provincial Government made commitments to transfer gas tax monies to the municipal sector.

In 2003, Dave was a co-winner of the Canadian Public Relations Society National Award (Gold) in Issues Management.