NADbank announces board member shake-up

There are some new names on the board of directors at NADbank following the organization's recent AGM.

NADbank president Anne Crassweller has officially announced the organization’s board of directors, following last week’s annual general meeting.

Pacific Newspaper Group president and publisher Kevin Bent has taken over as chair, replacing Toronto Sun and 24 Hours Toronto VP advertising Sandy Muir. Muir is retiring from the industry after eight years of contributions to the NADbank board.

ZenithOptimedia president and CEO Sunni Boot will replace Bent as the board’s new vice-chair. GroupM Canada president and CEO David Campbell will remain as treasurer.

Newly elected board members include The Guardian publisher and GM Don Brander, Canwest MediaWorks VP interactive Jennifer Holgate, M2 Universal VP director digital communications Peter Vaz and Kin-Man Lee, publisher/CEO, Toronto Sun and 24 Hours.

Remaining board members include Rogers director of media, marketing & communications Tom Batho, Aegis Media Canada chair Bruce Claassen, La Presse, Ltée VP sales and marketing Jean Durocher, Vector Media president Veronica Engelberts, Toronto Star VP sales and marketing Sandy MacLeod, Metro English Canada group publisher Bill McDonald, Sun Media VP corporate advertising sales Shannon McPeak, Globe and Mail VP advertising sales Andrew Saunders, Cossette Communication Marketing VP media director John Tarantino and Marketel VP Alain Tardy.

NADbank has also appointed AdExpress Canada CEO Mary Koven CEO to serve as chair of its membership services committee, replacing Carey Lewis, VP managing director BBDO-Automotive. Chris Herlihey, VP research at IPG Media, will remain as chair of the technical committee.

The NADbank study provides members with up-to-date readership data on 82 Canadian daily newspapers, two Detroit newspapers and 57 community newspapers in 54 markets. It is the principal research arm of the Canadian Daily Newspapers industry and a tripartite organization whose membership comprises daily newspapers, advertising agencies, media companies and advertisers.