Rogers hires an exec from Google

Jacob Glick joins the media co as its chief corporate affairs officer, replacing Phil Lind.

Rogers Communications has found a replacement for media vet Phil Lind. And perhaps in a sign of how the media landscape is changing, he comes from digital powerhouse Google.

Lind, EVP regulatory, who is retiring on Dec. 1 after 45 years at the company, will be passing the reins to Jacob Glick, who takes on the newly created position of chief corporate affairs officer.

In his new position, Glick will lead an integrated corporate affairs team that includes regulatory affairs, public policy, government relations, internal and external communications and social media. He officially joins the company on Nov. 3 and will report to CEO Guy Laurence.

Prior to joining Rogers, he held numerous positions at Google, most recently in Ottawa as its head of public policy and government relations, international organizations.

Glick joins Rogers in the midst of a heated time for the Canadian broadcast industry and referenced the CRTC’s recent Let’s Talk TV in his official statement: “I believe strongly that customers should be at the heart of good public policy and I see a tremendous opportunity to better align the Rogers 3.0 goals with the government’s agenda.”

Lind will stay on as an adviser at Rogers for three years, working with Glick on key strategic files, the company said. He will also continue on the Rogers Board of Directors and will remain a member of the Advisory Committee of the Rogers Control Trust.

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