Rogers Communications has confirmed changes to its executive team that include the appointment of David Fuller as president of Rogers Wireless and Lisa Damiani as Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer. Fuller, who was formerly a TELUS executive, assumes the role previously held by Brent Johnston for the last two years, while Damiani – who had been serving as General Counsel and EVP, Government Relations for Ontario mining company, New Gold – steps in for the retiring Graeme McPhail, who had been with Rogers since 1991.
Chad Armstrong is the new General Sales Manager for 101.5 Today Radio (CKCE-FM) and Wild 95.3 (CKWD-FM) Calgary. Armstrong has been with Pattison Media since 2017, most recently as Team Lead for the Calgary sales department.
Kristelyn Karadimas will be the new General Sales Manager for Pattison Media’s 102.3 NOW! Radio (CKNO-FM) and Up! 99.3 (CIUP-FM) Edmonton. Karadimas was most recently the Sales Manager for Rogers Sports & Media’s Edmonton stations. Prior to that, she was the Rogers National Account Director for Northern Alberta and spent several years as an Account Manager for CTV/Bell Globemedia and Rogers in Edmonton.
Paul Graham has been released from his Assistant Program Director role at CHNL Kamloops after 14 years with the station as part of restructuring at Stingray. Graham joined the station in 2007 after 16 years in Winnipeg at CJOB and CKRC.
Tamara Konrad, who was GM at Harvard Broadcasting in Edmonton for the last decade up until restructuring last June, is joining Stingray Edmonton as Business Manager. Prior to joining Harvard, Konrad served in a Business Manager role at Corus Edmonton for eight years.
Janet Dirks has retired from CTV News after nearly 22 years with the network. Dirks has been the Alberta Bureau Chief for CTV National News for the last 12 years. Prior to that, she was a reporter at CTV Vancouver for eight years. Dirks has also worked as a producer and reporter at CBC Winnipeg.
John Streit is joining CKNW Vancouver as an anchor and reporter. Streit was with Rogers Vancouver for the last two decades, as a producer and writer at Citytv and News 1130 (CKWX-AM), up until last November when he ws caught up in layoffs in conjunction with the cancellation of Breakfast Television.
Al Stafford has been appointed News Director for Blackgold Broadcasting stations CJLD-FM Leduc, CKSS-FM Stony Plain and Ponoka station CKPA-FM, which is launching this fall. Stafford, who joined 93.1 FM The One (CJLD-FM) in October, also serves as the PA Announcer for the Edmonton Oilers. He formerly did PA for the Edmonton Eskimos and was a host and sports announcer on 630 CHED.
Matt Slaney has left Stingray Halifax to join B2B lead generation company, Leadable, as an Account Executive. Slaney had been with Newcap Radio since 2011, starting out on the Halifax street team, and then Promotions Coordinator for 89.3 K-Rock (CIJK-FM) Kentville. He’d been the Promotions and Marketing Coordinator for Q104 (CFRQ-FM) and 96.5 The Breeze (CKUL-FM) Halifax stations since 2013.
Ashley Stanhope is leaving Global Toronto to join Provident Communications as a Senior Account Director. Stanhope had been an Assignment Editor at Global for the last two and a half years. Prior to joining the station, she’d been in a similar role at CP24 from 2012-18.
Lucas Meyer, who was part of layoffs at Newstalk 1010 (CFRB-AM) in February, has joined Enterprise Canada as a Senior Media and Public Affairs Consultant. Meyer had been a reporter and anchor with Bell Media since 2018.
Maria Luisa Todaro has been appointed Déléguée de production for Corus Entertainment’s Historia and Séries Plus. Todaro will maintain relationships with industry players and develop and complete original productions for the two channels. She previously held similar positions with Bell Media over the last 18 years.
Stacey Brotzel has joined CBC Edmonton. Brotzel has been hosting on Edmonton’s 96.3 The Breeze (CKRA-FM) for the last few months following her release from the local edition of CTV Morning Live, alongside co-host Rob Brown, last September. Prior to CTV, Brotzel was an anchor and reporter with CityNews Edmonton for 15 years.
Jonathan Muma is stepping behind the camera at CityNews Calgary as Supervising Producer. Muma has been with Rogers Sports & Media for more than a decade, starting on the graveyard shift at 680 News (CFTR-AM) Toronto, before going on to work as a reporter at News 95.7 (CJNI-FM) Halifax and then 660 News (CFFR-AM) Calgary in 2014.
Michael Anderson has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC (COMARK). In his new position, he’ll be responsible for the day to-day administrative and operational functions of COMARK and report directly to President and CEO, Matsuzaka Toshihiro. Anderson has been with COMARK since 1981 and over the last 40 years has held numerous positions including Inventory Control, Buyer, Purchasing Manager, and VP of Manufacturing & Operations.