Thursday, April 26, 2012

Canada Wide Media names former EVP of RedPoint to be its president

Karen Foss
Canada Wide Media Limited has announced that Karen Foss is stepping back from the presidency of the company and is being replaced by Gary Davies, effective in July. Foss has been with the company for 33 years and has been president since 2008; she will continue to be a strategic advisor and will remain on the Canada Wide board.
Canada Wide is one of Canada's larger magazine publishers, a privately held company with revenues of more than $25 million annually. Among its magazines are BCBusiness, Westworld, BCHome & Garden, and the recently launched digital site BCLiving.
Gary Davies
"Canada Wide has been a significant part of my life for most of my career," says Foss in a release. "The decision to step down wasn't easy but I know the timing is right both personally and corporately. I have enjoyed working with the extraordinary people at Canada Wide and I have nothing but confidence in the opportunities going forward, and look forward to continuing to assist the organization in achieving them in any way that I can." 
Davies is the executive vice-president of RedPoint Media Group Inc. of Calgary, where he has worked for 16 years. Among other responsibilities at RedPoint, Davies was publisher of up! the inflight magazine of WestJet.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sad day for RPM. Gary embodied the company from get the get-go and will be missed.

8:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coincidence that Canada Wide magazines has shuttered two Alberta magazines when they just hire a new president from Alberta. Strange move.

1:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada Wide Media annual revenues have fallen from nearly $35 Million in 2008 to $25 million now. This tremendous loss of revenue has coincided exactly with Karen Foss's tenure as President at CWM and the 2008 retirement of the true wizard of sales, Neil Soper. Karen Foss and Peter Legge's daughters have come dangerously close to ruining this company. Good luck to Gary...

12:24 pm  

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