OTTAWA—Rick Anderson, president of Canadian public affairs firm i2 Ideas & Issues Advertising, has become a senior advisor to National Public Relations and its clients.

Anderson has worked in Ottawa, Toronto, Washington, DC, and London for Hill & Knowlton; participated in the founding of, a leading online video rental service, and spent four years as its president and CEO; and spent three years as executive vice president of Walton Global Investments, responsible for stakeholder communications including investor, media, government and regulatory relations.

Anderson Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau's 1979 election campaign, leadership campaigns for both Prime Ministers John Turner and Paul Martin and directed national campaigns for Preston Manning's Reform Party. He was also an advisor to the United Nations International Mission for Iraqi Elections.