Movers & Shakers

Marketers
Beth Horowitz has been named regional president and GM for Amex Canada and president and CEO, Amex Bank of Canada in Markham, Ont. During her 18-year career with American Express, Horowitz has held several leadership positions in the U.S. and U.K. Most recently, she was SVP, product development for international consumer card services in London.

Marketers

Beth Horowitz has been named regional president and GM for Amex Canada and president and CEO, Amex Bank of Canada in Markham, Ont. During her 18-year career with American Express, Horowitz has held several leadership positions in the U.S. and U.K. Most recently, she was SVP, product development for international consumer card services in London.

Jonathan Ram has been hired by Toronto-based athletic shoemaker New Balance Canada as its new marketing and sales manager. Most recently, he served as the director of sales and marketing for the wholesale division of Roots. Prior to that he was with the National Basketball Association.

Agencies

MASEV Communications has appointed John W. Vandespyker to the position of COO. Before joining the Vancouver-based youth consultancy, he was the president of Thompson Consulting and served as the VP and GM for Rogers AT&T Wireless.

Stephen Sussman has joined Quadrant Marketing as VP, CD at the Toronto-based agency. Sussman brings a wealth of experience, including prior stints as president and creative director of Gray O’Rourke Sussman and later VP, creative director at Bates Canada. For the past two years he has been VP creative director for The Mosaic Group.

Palmer Jarvis DDB’s Edmonton office has hired Chris Heatherington to lead its creative department. Heatherington has 20 years of agency experience, most recently as creative director and general manager of Young & Rubicam in Vancouver.

Wasserman & Partners Advertising in Vancouver has promoted Nicola Bentley to the position of director, strategic services. She has also been appointed to the Wasserman management team.

Toronto-based Spencer Francey Peters has brought on Dan Stiavnicky as director, digital media. Prior to joining, he spent four years as an independent digital media consultant. Previously, he was director of new media for Palmer Jarvis DDB.

Natalie Baker has joined McDonnell Haynes Advertising as project manager, direct & interactive in Toronto, leaving her previous marketing post at Daisytek Canada.

Creative consultancy Karacters Design Group in Vancouver has brought on Anne Farrer as a part of its business development group. She brings over 10 years of experience to the position, having recently worked with Nolin Branding & Design.

Tammy Teslyk has been promoted to the position of media supervisor at Toronto-based Starcom Worldwide Canada.

Media

Marlene Lone has joined Chum Television in the newly created position of CD, regional television in Toronto. Lone began her career with Chum in 1985, and has held several positions ranging from publicist to creative services.

Pattison Outdoor Advertising in Oakville, Ont. has brought in a few new employees. Bringing five years experience from Zaxis Publishing, Joan McLeod joins the national sales team. Meanwhile, John Madunic and Allison Dreher join the Vancouver sales team.

Public Relations

Vancouver public relations firm Karyo Communications has recently hired three new members for their organization. David Ryan joins as a senior consultant, Tara Parker-Francis comes to Karyo to handle media relations and events, and Glen Edwards joins to provide writing, strategic communications and web support.

Argyle Rowland Worldwide in Toronto has added Rajani Kamath to its team as a consultant. Prior to joining Argyle Rowland Worldwide, she was a public relations and communications consultant with Hydro Vaughan.

Vancouver-based Grey Worldwide Northwest has appointed Sharon Zeev as public relations account executive. Zeev has spent the last two years in London, Eng. as marketing and PR specialist at DWI Water Quality Specialists.