New West Public Affairs welcomes Gord Olsen as Strategic Advisor

Veteran government relations strategist joins growing team at New West

June 15, 2021 – Calgary, AB

Long-time government relations expert and Alberta political strategist, Gord Olsen, has joined New West Public Affairs as a strategic advisor.

For the last 18 years, Olsen led GOA Inc. as President and provided expert advice to a range of clients across western Canada, Ottawa and in Quebec. These included technology, aerospace and natural resources companies and some of Alberta’s leading industry and professional associations. Prior to GOA Inc., Olsen headed up the Alberta government’s federal-provincial relations office in Ottawa from 1993-1996 and served as the Executive Director of the Premier’s Southern Alberta Office in Calgary from 1996-2003 under Ralph Klein.

Olsen’s addition brings extensive government relations experience to New West and further cements the firm as the market leader in public affairs, government relations and strategic communications services in Alberta.

“We’re excited to welcome Gord Olsen and his many decades of experience in government and the private sector to the New West Public Affairs team,” said Monte Solberg, Principal of New West Public Affairs. “Gord has a proven track record of success and will provide exceptional strategic insight to clients looking to shape decision-making.”

“I’m very pleased to join a growing team and market leader in government relations services at New West Public Affairs,” said Olsen. “New West has a dynamic team and does exceptional work across a diversity of sectors in the economy. I look forward to contributing and helping to grow the firm’s areas of practice.”

Olsen will be based at the New West head office in Calgary and be reached at

New West Public Affairs is a western-based national public affairs firm. Founded in 2013, we support clients across Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and in Ottawa. Headquartered in Calgary and with a team of consultants, and advisors across Canada, New West offers businesses and organizations a full-range of government relations, communications, research, and advisory services.