Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Magazines BC elects a new executive

Magazines BC now has a full executive slate after the following were elected at the recent board meeting:
  • President -- Kim Mah, managing editor, TV Week
  • Vice-president --Steve Ceron, publisher, Arrival
  • Treasurer -- Alexandra Samur, managing editor, rabble.ca
  • Secretary -- Michele MacKenzie, marketing consultant, Business in Vancouver
The new slate was made necessary because of the resignation at the first of November of president Elizabeth Rains, treasurer Jennifer MacLeod and director at large Patrick Mackenzie. Macleod is leaving Color magazine in December. Rains's  is said to intend to rejoin the board sometime in the future. Mah, then vice-president, stepped in as acting president until the recent board vote. MacKenzie and Samur are new to the board.
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The regional association is getting ready for its annual conference ("magazine camp") at the Tigh-Na-Mara resort in Nanaimo January 28 to 30. Keynote speaker is Terry Sellwood, the general manager of Quarto Communications. Other presenters will be
  • Jon Spencer of Abacus Circulation; 
  • Haig Armen, creative director, LiFT Studios and John Maxwell, assistant professor, SFU Master of Publishing program;
  • John Burns, editor at Vancouver magazine and instructor at Capilano University;
  • Gwen Dunant, president of Dunant Consulting and Magazines Canada program coordinator;
  • Hilary Henegar, digital editor of GranvilleOnline.ca;
  • Patty Osborne, executive director of Geist magazine;
  • Rick Staehling, art director, instructor and consultant



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