Movers & Shakers



Labatt Breweries of Canada has made some adjustments to its public affairs division. James Villeneuve has been promoted to VP of public affairs to replace Alain Bolduc who was recently promoted to VP of public affairs for Labatt-Interbrew North America. Former director of PR, Bob Chant, takes Villeneuve’s previous position of director of public affairs. Chant is replaced by Nigel Miller.

Bell Globemedia in Toronto has appointed Louise Clements as VP of market development. Her new role will include developing and expanding integrated marketing relationships with key clients. Clements brings more than 10 years of experience from the industry, most recently working at Sympatico-Lycos.

Ian Jackson has been named director of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Canadian subsidiary, based in Toronto. Jackson previously held the title of Canadian sales manager for the company.


Alan Russell has been tapped to lead the creative department of Palmer Jarvis DDB in Vancouver. Russell has been with PJDDB since 1987. He replaces Randy Stein who has joined Grip Limited, the new ad agency being formed by Labatt Breweries of Canada. The new shop has also poached David Chiavegato and Rich Pryce-Jones from PJDDB’s Toronto office.

Publicis Montreal has hired Nathalie Courville to run its newly formed event marketing and PR unit. She brings more than 15 years of experience, most recently working at l’Equipe Spectra.

Barbara Smith has been promoted to VP, group account director of Vickers & Benson Companies in Toronto. In her new role she will be responsible for the management of several of the agency’s government accounts.

Two new group creative directors have joined MacLaren McCann in Toronto. Gary Watson and Chad Borlase will lead the Rogers AT&T Wireless and Loyalty Group business.

Marshall Fenn Communications in Toronto has promoted Oren Switzer-Tal to VP and account group director. Five new appointments have also been made to cater for a growing client portfolio: Kelly Armstrong (account director), Jeff Wilbee (art director), Shari Salter (account executive), Rick Perri (junior art director) and Tim Heintzman (creative director).

Quarry Integrated Communications has hired Tammy teWinkel as VP of interaction design. She joins the Waterloo, Ont.-based agency from consulting firm Convivia Interaction Design.

Veteran agency art director Rob Lawrence has taken on a new role as a creative talent recruiter at Toronto’s Grapevine Executive Recruiters. He brings more than 15 years of experience from agencies including FCB and Palmer Bonner.


Corus Entertainment has made two promotions within its Toronto-based television division. Susan Schaefer is promoted to VP of marketing and Dolores Keating-Mallen steps up to the position of creative head. Also taking on an expanded role, VP of sales at Corus Television, Suzanne Carpenter is now responsible for the entire Corus TV portfolio.

Captivate Network (formerly Elevator News Network) has named Harris Korn as manager of strategic planning, sales and marketing for North America. He has been with the company for over a year. Captivate has also recruited Paul Tintinalli as a senior account manager.

Stephen Legate has joined Toronto-based outdoor ad specialist, Clear Channel Outdoor as national account executive. His background includes retail, primarily in the fitness and nutrition industries.

Public Relations:

Optimum Vancouver has added Kathleen Bourchier to its team. Bourchier who brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, joins the corporate group as senior counsel.