Roger Matas, senior consultant of Matas & Associates Public Relations, has held many roles in media, business and communications.
He is a former long-time broadcast journalist, Press Secretary in the Manitoba provincial government and a senior communications consultant at The City of Calgary---a unique combination of experience which provides him with special insights into public and media relations.
He also served as Manager of Strategic Marketing with the Manitoba Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism where he worked to expand the profile of the province in international business circles.
Roger is well known in Manitoba, and Alberta, media and business communities. He played a key media relations role during the 1999 Pan Am Games in Manitoba and has been part of many high profile and award winning projects.
As the leader of a communications team with The City of Calgary he managed high level projects for one of the corporation's largest departments. He worked closely with the mayor and other senior officials. His clients know they can count on him to be there when they need him to achieve the results they want. The media know they can count on him to understand their needs and trust his judgment when he calls with a story idea.
Roger Matas is also involved in other community and neighbourhood activities including the Calgary Stampede.
Irene White is a senior member of Matas & Associates. With an extensive background in sales and marketing as well as in event planning, Irene looks after the many details of a client's needs.
Irene has been involved in media relations for many special events including the 1999 Pan Am Games and Schmockey Night presentations. She co-founded and organizes the Alberta Wish Ride and volunteers with many other organizations and community groups including Volleyball Canada. She has won numerous awards for her volunteer and community work. Irene was recognized for her community work by the Candian Football League Gamechangers program and was named a Woman of Vision by Global TV.
Over the years, Irene has developed a strong reputation with her clients, many of whom have become close friends.