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TORONTO MARLIES

TORONTO FC

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PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS

national basketball association

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CANADIAN ELITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE

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THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA

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HOCKEY CANADA

TENNIS CANADA

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

air canada centre

MAPLE LEAF SQUARE

BMO FIELD

ROSE GARDEN ARENA

general motors centre

true north strong arena project

 


 

MUSKOKA ALGONQUIN HEALTHCARE

Wizard World Portland Comic Con

NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES

FUSION HOMES

MANULIFE LPGA CLASSIC

rugged races

NATIONAL PR

CANADIAN PRESS

go kids go

toronto raptors foundation

northwest autism foundation

companies committed to kids

 

 

 

 

Testimonials
 

 

 
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“John is a recognized expert in the communications field, serving clients in a range of sectors. He applies outstanding problem-solving abilities, strategic business disciplines, and a wealth of experience to deliver optimal results. He’s great to work with, is highly collaborative, and has a positive, steady presence. John would be a real asset to anyone seeking exceptional communications or community engagement support.”
— Tom Anselmi, President and CEO, Ottawa Senators

“Working with John brings so much value and expertise. He engages as if he had been working with our organization and our clients every day. John has a tremendous strategic mind in the PR world combined with many years of senior executive experience dealing with high profile brands. I would work with John tomorrow if the opportunity arises again and have him on speed dial, just in case. John is ELITE at his craft, and I strongly recommend him for any PR initiatives you may have. He is all class and a pleasure to work with.”
— Marc Petitpas, Vice President - Sales, Client Services, and Information Technology, Fusion Homes
 
 
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“I have had the good fortune to work together with John at the Toronto Raptors and also in my role as Director of Athletics & Recreation at McMaster University. John is the best communications professional I have ever worked with. He can do it all—strategic planning, media training, brand management, community relations, event planning—but most of all he brings lots of wisdom, good advice and great work.”
— Glen Grunwald, President & CEO, Canada Basketball; Advisor, Memphis Grizzlies

“When we began the process of seeking city council support for our concept of a new sports and entertainment venue, John Lashway came highly recommended as a communications strategist who could develop our key messages and direct us on how to deliver them most effectively to both the council and to the public at large. He was a key contributor to us winning the competitive process for the rights to build a new events centre. I also retained John’s services to manage the announcement of my purchase of the landmark Sudbury water tower, and the communications around my purchase of the Sudbury Wolves hockey club. John is a seasoned pro who was easy to work with and took a personal interest in helping us achieve our goals.”
— DARIO ZULICH, TRUE NORTH STRONG ARENA PROJECT, CHAIRMAN & CEO, SUDBURY WOLVES HOCKEY CLUB

“We were looking to an expert in the field to provide advice and guidance on clarity of messaging. John came highly recommended, and given his objective viewpoint (i.e. not familiar with the healthcare field) he was able to provide helpful direction to ensure understandability of our communications. John worked well with the team at Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare and was genuinely interested in the work we were doing.”
— Natalie Bubela, Chief Executive Officer, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare

 
 
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“The Tiger-Cats engaged the Lashway Consulting Group at a time when we required the guidance, insight, vast experience, and professionalism that their services were uniquely qualified to deliver. John exceeded our expectations in the delivery of services, and we are still benefitting in the day-to-day delivery of our strategically significant communications and community relations businesses. My recommendation of Lashway Consulting Group is rooted in the ability to align with a professional who is solution-oriented and vastly knowledgeable across disciplines in the professional sports properties business.”
— Matt Afinec, President & COO, Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club
 
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“John and I worked together on a number of initiatives over our 10 years together at both the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. These included the historic event closing at Maple Leaf Gardens, and the exciting launch and opening of the Air Canada Centre. What I loved about “Lash” was his creative ideas to grab media attention, his sensitivity to all the stakeholders in all our key messaging, and his unflappable, pleasant demeanor in even the most challenging of critical times or crisis. He was well respected by both the sports and business media and could call in a lot of favours when necessary. I would not hesitate to hire John for any project work and/or recommend him to any potential employer.”
— Robert J. Hunter - Chief Project Development Officer, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

“John will be one of the most respected leaders and innovative practitioners that you will connect with. He brings an experienced pulse to meet the most challenging of client initiatives. From strategy through to activation, Lashway Consulting Group will succeed on your goals with genuine care and know-how.”
— Anthony Alfred, Principal and Founder, Aspire Communications
 
 
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“John Lashway is a trusted and respected leader who combines passion and collaboration in an effort to successfully lead teams of people to achieve maximum results. With years of experience leading organizations through proactive and crisis communications, John demonstrates a diverse range of professional skills for all sectors. I highly recommend working with John.”
— Bev Deeth, Chief Operating Officer, CauseForce, LLC

“John is a consummate professional. He effectively relates and collaborates with people of all abilities and backgrounds, and has a wide spectrum of expertise in communications, public relations, and community outreach. I would recommend John to my most valued colleagues and stakeholders.”
— Jillian Svensson, Vice President, You Can Play

“John has been a huge part of our many successful Wizard World Comic Con events in Portland, Oregon, helping us raise the show’s profile over the past six years. Having someone as well-connected with the local media in Portland has been instrumental in getting major coverage for the shows in print, on television and radio, and with online media.”
— JERRY MILANI, WIZARD WORLD INC.

 
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"John is the best communications professional I have ever worked with."

glen grunwald, president and ceo, Canada basketball; advisor, memphis grizzlies