NADbank names 2011 board of directors

Three new names are added to the board, while Bent, Boot, Brockbank and Vaz retire.

The Newspaper Audience Databank (NADbank) recently held its annual general meeting and has announced its 2011 board of directors.

Board chairman Kevin Bent, president and publisher, Pacific Newspaper Group and executive VP, Western Canada Postmedia Network Inc., announced his retirement. Replacing him as chairman is Jean Durocher, VP marketing and sales, La Presse and president, Gesca Media Sales.

The other two NADbank officers remain unchanged, with Andrew Saunders, VP advertising sales, The Globe and Mail, remaining as vice-chair and Veronica Engelberts, president, Vector Media, staying on as treasurer.

New to the 2011 board of directors are John Connolly, publisher, Edmonton Journal; Karen Nayler, leader Mindshare Canada; and Mike Power, publisher, Toronto Sun and 24 Hours Toronto.

Remaining on the board are Kirk Allen, executive VP Postmedia integrated advertising, Postmedia Network; Don Brander, publisher and GM, The Guardian, group publisher Transcontinental Media Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island; Philippe Guay, VP Toronto national sales, Quebecor Media; Sara Hill, president, M2 Universal Communications Management; Sandy MacLeod, VP, consumer marketing, Toronto Star; Bill McDonald, group publisher, Metro English Canada; John Tarantino, VP media director, Cossette; Alain Tardy, VP media, Marketel; and Robert Troutbeck, president, Troutbeck Chernoff.

Also retiring from the NADbank board of directors are Sunni Boot, president and CEO, Zenith Optimedia; Chris Brockbank, executive VP, marketing and product management, Sun Media Corporation; and Peter Vaz, VP, director digital communications, M2 Universal Digital.

NADbank provides readership data on 81 Canadian daily newspapers and two Detroit dailies in 53 urban markets across Canada, as well as data for 60 community newspapers in 33 markets. The most recent survey was released in March.