Cathy Jo Noble is a leading public affairs specialist with 30 years of expertise in the areas of government relations, public affairs, issue management and communications
Cathy Jo (CJ) is a Principal at gt&co where she provides senior counsel on government relations, public affairs, issue management and communications.
Prior to this role, CJ was a Vice-President at an international consulting firm where she managed multiple client accounts, provided government relations and communication advice at a senior level, delivered integrated public affairs solutions. She specializes in the agriculture and food sector and has worked with a range of clients from small industry associations to large international corporations. CJ has received several awards for exceptional service, based on ratings from clients.
Before joining the private sector, CJ held senior positions with federal Cabinet Ministers. CJ served as a policy and political advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and as a Chief of Staff to the Secretary to Rural Affairs. In these roles, she provided political and policy counsel to the Ministers at the most senior level in cooperation with government officials and industry stakeholders.
CJ has an Honours Political Science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. She also graduated from the Advanced Agriculture Leadership Program at the University of Guelph.
CJ has enhanced her professional development through training in leadership, change management, team synergy, conflict resolution, negotiations, media skills and board governance.
CJ community engagements include the Robert Smart Youth Mental Health Centre, Ottawa Food Bank, Canadian Arthritis Association and Chartwell Senior Living.