Don Ioi is the new president of the Canadian Association of Broadcast Representatives’ board of directors. Ioi is currently an account executive with Bell Media and was previously associate director of National Sales for CBC Television, based in Toronto.
Shannon Havard has been promoted to VP of Sales, Metro Markets with the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group. Havard will continue to lead the Sales Management Teams in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Victoria, in addition to retaining her current GSM position in Edmonton.
Randi Chase is the new morning co-host of The Real Wake-up with Vinnie and Randi on Real Country 95.5 (CKGY-FM) Red Deer. Chase was most recently part of the KiSS (CKKS-FM) Vancouver morning show, up until Nov. 2016.
Jesse Wente has been appointed the first director of Canada’s new Indigenous Screen Office. Wente has been a film program director at TIFF Bell Lightbox, a CBC culture columnist, and has worked on numerous boards including Toronto Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, and the imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.
Whitney Stinson is Global News Saskatchewan’s new managing editor. Stinson joined Global Regina as a reporter in 2012, before moving over to the evening anchor desk.