Katie Telford - Lean in Canada

Katie Telford currently holds the position of Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a role she has served in since 2015. 

She previously worked as the Liberal Party of Canada’s National Campaign Co-Chair and National Campaign Director during Trudeau’s successful 2015 election campaign. Her leadership spearheaded a new focus on grassroots organizing and innovative campaign technologies that contributed to the election of the first Liberal majority government in 15 years. 

Katie also served as National Campaign Director for Justin Trudeau’s 2013 leadership campaign. Over her career, Katie has provided senior counsel on a wide range of federal and provincial issues to non-profit organizations, the private and public sectors, and political parties.

Her achievements have been recognized through accolades such as being named among the 50 Most Powerful People in Canadian Business, the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. 

Katie is from Toronto, Ontario, and is an alumna of the University of Ottawa. She and her husband Rob Silver are proud parents of their son George and dog Biko.

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