Friday, September 28, 2012

Douglas Thomson of Canadian Home Workshop elected president of Magawards board

Douglas Thomson, editor of Canadian Home Workshop, has been elected the new president of the National Magazine Awards Foundation board of directors for a two-year term. Douglas succeeds Arjun Basu, editorial director of Spafax (enRoute), who served as president from 2010-2012 and will remain on the board. 
In a statement, Thomson said
“Like the Canadian magazine industry itself, the NMAF has responded to the changing media landscape with an extra push of creativity, energy and innovation. And as evidenced by the nearly 2000 entries and 200 participating magazines in the awards last year, it’s an exciting time for magazines and its an exciting time for the NMAF. I'm eager to be a part of that continued spirited evolution.”
Other elections:
  • Joyce Byrne, associate publisher of Venture Publishing, vice-president
  • Brian Morgan, art director of The Walrus, Secretary
  • Newly elected as a member is Matthew Fox, executive editor & digital media strategist at St. Joseph Media.
Leaving the board are Patrick Walsh, editor of Outdoor Canada and past president of the NMAF, who served 11 years; Susan Zuzinjak, president of Smitten Creative Boutique and former secretary of the NMAF, who served 9 years; and Carolyn Warren, regional manager of cultural programming and new integrated content at CBC Montreal, who served 2 years.

Complete list of board members

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