Movers & Shakers

Bob Peter has joined the Liquor Control Board of Ontario as the new president and COO. He replaces former VP and COO Larry Gee, who retired after 13 years in the position. Peter brings more than 30 years of retail experience to the Toronto-based company.

Clients:

Bob Peter has joined the Liquor Control Board of Ontario as the new president and COO. He replaces former VP and COO Larry Gee, who retired after 13 years in the position. Peter brings more than 30 years of retail experience to the Toronto-based company.

The CFL has hired Brent Scrimshaw as SVP of marketing and corporate partnerships. He joins the Toronto team from Vancouver’s PGA Tour franchise, the Air Canada Championship.

Toronto-based retail chain Showcase has appointed Tony Scala to the newly created position of director of marketing. His mandate includes working with Draft Worldwide to define the chain’s brand positioning and increase brand awareness.

Agencies:

Rob Guenette has resigned from his position as VP and global advertising director at Molson Canada, to head up Wolf Group Canada.

He takes the role of president and CEO at the Toronto-based agency. Wolf has also poached Craig Cooper and Briony Wilson from rival agency BBDO to run its creative department. The pair replaces executive creative director, Gary Holme. In a further move, Wolf Group Network has promoted Paul Kelly from COO to president and CEO.

Starcom Worldwide in Toronto has named Jeff Marchand and David Shiffman as VPs. Marchand has been with Starcom for 11 years and is currently the group’s strategy director for Coca-Cola, while Shiffman joined two years ago and leads all research initiatives at the agency.

Vancouver-based Dossiercreative (formerly M5 Design) has appointed Sarah Dunning as account manager and Kiki Sinclair as studio manager. Dunning relocates from Toronto where she has worked at Leo Burnett and MacLaren McCann. Sinclair brings more than eight years of experience from agencies including BBDO.

Hewson Bridge & Smith has introduced two new creative directors to its Ottawa office. Bruce Hillcoat and Clare Brennan bring more than 30 years of combined experience, and most recently worked together at Acme Advertising & Design in Ottawa.

Allard Johnson has appointed Luc Perreault as VP, creative director of its Montreal office. He brings 15 years of marketing experience, most recently having worked at Marketel for clients including Coca-Cola and Air Canada.

David Wolf, VP of Toronto-based Wolf Group, has been selected to oversee the company’s Cleveland-based Yellow Pages Marketing division. The 35-person directory marketing division serves clients in Toronto, Atlanta, Washington State and Cleveland.

A new VP, brand director has joined MacLaren McCann Retail in Toronto. Robert Morand brings 17 years of advertising and marketing experience from agencies including Gee, Jeffery & Partners, TBWAChiatDay and J. Walter Thompson.

Brand consulting and design studio, Brandid, has hired Bruce Smith as director of business planning. In this newly created role, Smith assumes responsibility for all marketing initiatives and new business development at the Toronto agency.

Kevin Roberts has joined Interkom Creative Marketing as a senior account manager within the Burlington, Ont.-based pharmaceutical business unit. His previous experience includes owning and running his own agency.

Mosaic Group has added four new team members to its communication and event division. David Matys joins from Fireworks Marketing Group as managing director and VP of client services. Also coming from Fireworks, Darren Bryant joins as a senior account executive. Nick Kindler is added as creative director and Gregg Paull is promoted to director of operations.

Media:

Dennis Dunlop has been promoted to VP and general manager at CTV Saskatchewan. The appointment will bring all of the broadcaster’s Saskatchewan stations under common management for the first time. Dunlop previously managed the operation of CTV’s CKCK Regina and CICC/CKOS Yorkton. He also retains responsibility for sales management across all stations.

Elevator News Network is consolidating some of its senior management roles. Peter Irwin (president and CEO), David Haynes (VP, operations), Ed Voltan (VP, sales & marketing) and Brian Boyce (VP, finance) will be leaving the Toronto company at the end of the year, and won’t be replaced. A smaller team including Steve Amo, Dean Lacheur and Neil Lacheur will continue to run the operation.

Rogers Publishing’s Images Beauty + Health has appointed Kelly Latimer as associate publisher and Rosemary Sinclair as director of advertising sales. Whitney Ross Lenoce and Nathalie Forget also join as national account managers.

Barbara Chabai has been appointed as a new publisher at What Publishers. She brings 12 years of creative communications experience to What magazine, having previously held the title of assistant editor at the same publication.