Chris Smillie


Christopher Smillie’s current role is Principal at Tactix, an Ottawa-based public affairs firm. Previously, Chris served as Senior Advisor – Government Relations and Public Affairs for the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO, Canadian Office, also known as the Canada’s Building Trades Unions.

Chris attended and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in London,ON and holds an honours Political Science degree. Chris is currently a master’s candidate at McMaster University / Syracuse University’s Master of Communication Management program.

Chris is originally from Oakville, ON and now resides in Ottawa, ON with his daughter Aislynn.  Chris worked for the Royal Bank of Canada and the Business Development Bank of Canada for a number of years as a relationship manager and commercial lender.