HAl Danchilla, Partner
M: +1 780.975.4462
Almost every political event in Alberta over the last 30 years has been shaped, advised, managed, directed or informed by Hal Danchilla. He has managed leadership and election campaigns nationally, provincially and locally including as a Chief of Staff and political advisor during the Klein administration, managing the successful underdog campaign of Stephen Mandel to become Mayor of Edmonton, the leadership and national campaign for Stockwell Day and the Canadian Alliance, and most recently a trusted advisor and campaign strategist for Jason Kenney.
Hal founded Danchilla Strategies in 1998, then with Michael Lohner, cofounded Canadian Strategy Group in 2008. His successful consulting practice has delivered results for his clients, not just in government relations, but strategic and crisis communications, negotiations, advocacy, and influencing public opinion.
He has led challenging campaigns including negotiating the Edmonton Downtown Arena, reclaiming contaminated sites, forming and leading industry associations, securing access for rare pharmaceuticals, and leading professional compensation strategies.
Hal is a frequent guest media commentator and panelist, executive and board speaker, and guest lecturer at the University of Alberta.