Gordon Laird has crafted award-winning stories, campaigns and communications strategies for nearly 20 years. Spanning urban affairs, public policy and politics, Laird has worked with a broad range of clients to deliver content-driven solutions.

Previous to working on special projects at The City of Calgary, Laird consulted for The City of Toronto, Queen’s University, the Sheldon Chumir Foundation and Metro Vancouver. He is also the author of three best-selling non-fiction books, and was previously a writer and commentator for CBC Radio & Television, Maclean’s, the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and The Walrus.

He is the winner of several National Magazine Awards, including top honours for Investigative Journalism and One-of-a-Kind Writing. Named “one of the best and best-informed minds in the world” by The Globe and Mail, Laird's 2009 book, The Price of a Bargain, was published in several languages. His 2003 book, Power: Journeys Across an Energy Nationwas cited as a Globe and Mail top 100 book of the year and was a Canadian bestseller. 

Laird combines an established career in communicating, reporting and consulting with a more recent focus on organizational dynamics: how can groups, companies and institutions transcend limitations, realize their capacity and achieve their goals?

Laird lives next to the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Canada. He serves as a board member at Jamie's Preschool, one of North America's first preschools for cancer kids and their siblings.