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    Mike Fenton | George Brown College 5 To Watch
Brendan Fyfe

Industry Consultant, Sports, Media, and Events
Mike Fenton
Executive Director,
ACG Toronto

Kathy Dumanski
Chair, School of Marketing, George Brown College
Jodi Clare
Director, Partnerships Marketing, The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
  Miranda Caldwell
Campaign Manager
Yellow Pages
  Tanja Coughlan
Marketing Manager
George Brown College
Bill Gaskey
TOKEN Mobile Solutions
  Deb Lewis
City Events
  Joshua Li
Marketing & Events Coordinator, Centre for Business, George Brown College
Alicia Menzies
Marketing Services Coordinator,
Infinite Media
  Elizabeth Sabyan
Project and Events Assistant
George Brown College
  Olena Shklar
Alumni Services Manager
George Brown College 
Helen Rusan
Academic Operations Coordinator
George Brown College 
  Maria Bersteneva
Marketing Assistant
George Brown College 
  Peter Widdis
Professor, School of Marketing, George Brown College
Trinity Zhang
Director of Development and Operation
George Brown College Foundation

   Mike Fenton - Executive Director - ACG Toronto
Mike Fenton | George Brown College 5 To Watch

“I have been involved with the Sport & Event Marketing Program since we launched more than 20 years ago.  I've seen our graduates move through the ranks into leadership positions throughout the Sports Business industry.  The launch of the '5 To Watch Awards' has established our program and the Centre for Business at George Brown as true industry leaders.  It is also gratifying to see key corporate partners supporting this event, to assist our fundraising for bursaries to help those students just embarking on their careers".

Mr. Fenton has held executive roles in both the private-sector and the Not-for-Profit industry, with national, regional and international organizations.
During his career, he has worked in the Healthcare, Social Services, Government Relations, Communications and Education sectors.   With a strong entrepreneurial focus, he has built a track-record of success in leading high-level Board engagement, creating innovative funding strategies and developing integrated branding and communication campaigns.
Currently he is the Executive Director with ACG – the Toronto Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth ( ).    ACG is an international business association serving a global community of 14,000 members in 57 chapters worldwide, including four in Canada. 
Mr. Fenton also worked previously with
  • Macedonia 2025
  • West Park Healthcare Centre Foundation
  • The National Advertising Benevolent Society (NABS Canada)
  • Marketing Magazine (Rogers Media)
  • Tennis Canada
  • Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows
He holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree (Sports Administration) from Laurentian University; as well as the CFRE designation (Certified Fundraising Executive).   

For information please contact:
Mike Fenton - CFRE
Mobile – 647-407-6227


   Brendan Fyfe - Industry Consultant, Sports, Media, and Events
Brendan Fyfe | George Brown College 5 To Watch "I arrived in Toronto in 1996 with a dream of working in sports. The Sport and Event Marketing program at George Brown College kickstarted a career that has seen me work with many of the world's biggest brands and properties from around the globe. My GBC classmates have turned into some of my most valued relationships both personally and professionally. It is an honour to promote the program and the exciting careers it spawns."
Brendan is a graduate of the GBC Sport & Event Marketing program and has extensive experience in the media, gaming and music industries. He has worked for the Angus Reid Group, Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) and Score Media in a variety of roles including: event operations, market research, sponsorship, brand development and content creation/acquisition.


 Kathy Dumanski - Chair, School of Marketing - George Brown College                                               
   Kathy joined George Brown College in 2012 as Chair - School of Marketing building on a diverse and successful career in Senior Management having held prior leadership roles with GE Canada, Canadian Tire and OLG.  Kathy also holds a MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a BASc. Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto.  Through her work at George Brown College, she continues to build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external industry partners.

Kathy’s commitment to students extends beyond the classroom.  She has developed a learning environment that helps and encourages students to succeed in their studies at the college and prepares them for effective transitions into the workplace.  She is actively involved with curriculum and course design, and supports faculty professional development.  She also is a co-chair of 5 to Watch – Canada’s Sports Business Awards. 

   Jodi Clare - Director, Partnerships Marketing - The Cadillac Fairview Corporation
Jodi Clare has over fifteen years experience in the sports and entertainment industry. 
Currently she is Director, Marketing Partnerships at Cadillac Fairview working with the national marketing team to identify partnership opportunities for 20 retail properties across the country.
Prior to Cadillac Fairview, she spent her entire career working on sport properties.  At Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium, Clare was the direct liaison with the Consortium’s key corporate clients and the Consortium’s broadcast partners. Clare joined the Consortium as Senior Manager, Marketing & Partnerships in 2009 to provide seamless sponsor and partner service while contributing to the revenue target. Key clients included McDonald’s, RBC, and Tim Hortons.
For Vancouver 2010, Clare was a Live Sponsorship Manager in Master Control, a unique role that ensured promises made to clients, including sport specific placement and features were carried out.
Previously, Clare worked at IMG Canada for nine years, starting as an intern and leaving as Director, Partnerships & Events. There she worked with clients including BMO, HomeSense, HSBC, Investors Group, Smucker’s, Sony, TELUS, Unilever, and Winners to deliver successful sponsorship programs. Throughout her agency career, she executed some of the most recognizable properties in the country – Stars on Ice, TELUS World Skins, Fashion Week in Toronto, and a variety of events for the Canadian Soccer Association, Clare also acted as a sponsorship consultant to Skate Canada, working to integrate brands into Skate Canada’s properties.
Clare has a Bachelor of Physical Education from Brock University, Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Administration from Durham College. When she’s not working on corporate partnerships, Clare spends time with her husband Sean and children Rory and Hadley.


   Bill Gaskey - CEO/Partner - Get Tickets E-Solutions Inc.
Bill’s experience brings a unique blend of marketing strategy, brand building, major league sports management pedigree and entrepreneurship. Most notably, Bill was the Managing Director of NBA Canada for 5 years where he oversaw all elements of the league’s Canadian assets. Prior to the NBA Bill served as Marketing Director at Labatt Breweries where he managed the flagship brand Blue and oversaw the company’s cornerstone sports properties. Since the NBA, Bill has served on a variety of boards and has nurtured and sold his position in his own company, Get Tickets E-Solutions Inc. More recently Bill is onto his newest venture, TOKEN Mobile Solutions Inc.


   Peter Widdis - Professor, Sports Marketing and Innovation, George Brown College 


Peter sparks the joy of innovation into people, places and things. He is a tenured-faculty member of the Centre for Business and full-time professor in the School of Marketing. Peter is also the founder of Name-On Ventures™ and a professional speaker. Prior to entering the world of academia, Peter held executive roles at Launch! / Mosaic North America, Marc Anthony Cosmetics, Campbell's, Cadbury plc., Lang & Associates and Grey Advertising.

Noted accomplishments include a trip to CBC's Dragons’ Den with a tech start-up and Campbell's® SIAL award winning Soup at Hand innovation. In addition, Peter, created the Cadbury® "Mr. Big® is Vince Carter" Sports-CSR™ model, an IEG sponsorship case study. Fast-forward to today, his reality TV inspired Exam-Jam™ production is disrupting experiential-learning in Sport & Event Marketing.

George Brown College's "5 To Watch" is a ground breaking event that has become a "must-attend" within the Canadian sports marketing industry and sets the standard for identifying the next generation of industry captains.
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