Former Toronto City Manager Shirley Hoy Joins StrategyCorp

Hoy joins StrategyCorp’s roster of public affairs, communications and municipal operations experts

January 16, 2015 – Toronto, Ontario – StrategyCorp is pleased to announce the addition of former Toronto City Manager Shirley Hoy to its Municipal Affairs practice group.  Shirley comes to StrategyCorp with a distinguished 30 year career in both municipal and provincial public administration, with a particular focus on the housing and social services sectors.

“There are few municipal administrators as accomplished as Shirley and we’re thrilled to have her join our team and our growing municipal affairs practice,” said John Matheson, Partner and General Counsel at StrategyCorp. “StrategyCorp works with municipalities throughout Ontario and elsewhere in Canada, helping them tackle all types of policy, communications and operational challenges.  We pride ourselves on offering sound strategic thinking, and realistic and implementable solutions for clients – not reports that will sit on a shelf.”

Prior to joining StrategyCorp, Ms. Hoy served as City Manager for the City of Toronto for seven years, managing an operating budget of $8.3 billion, a capital budget of $1.4 billion and a City staff of approximately 35,000 workers. During her time there she helped steer the Toronto through major challenges including the SARS crisis and the blackout that gripped Ontario in 2003.

Her lengthy experience also includes serving as Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Housing Corporation, with overall responsibility for 84,400 public housing units and 54 local management agencies throughout the province; and, Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Lands Corporation, where she was responsible for the management and redevelopment or disposition of surplus Toronto District School Board properties.

“Shirley will join our roster of municipal experts including former Ontario Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, Michael Fenn, and former Halton Region Chief Administrative Officer, Pat Moyle,” added Matheson.  “Together, with our communications, government relations, and management consulting experts, we have arguably the strongest municipal affairs team in Canada.”

About StrategyCorp’s Municipal Practice

StrategyCorp is a trusted public affairs municipal consultant and advisor specializing in areas including: operational reviews; strategy development; municipal policy, strategic communications / issues & crisis management; government advocacy; and, political risk management.   Established in 1995, our team of municipal experts works with municipalities throughout Ontario and Canada.

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