The Selection Committee
 
       

 
Honorary Co-Chair
Alyson Walker

SVP, Business
OverActive Media Group
Honorary Co-Chair
Tyler Mazereeuw

Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
Canadian Football League



An esteemed list of industry professionals comprise the “5 to Watch” Selection Committee. 

 
   
Matt Afinec
Executive Vice President, Business Operations
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club
  Andrew Agro 
Director, Corporate Sponsorship & Business Development
New York Jets
  Chris Armstrong
Senior Vice President
Wasserman Media Group
         
   
Adam Ashton
CEO & Managing Partner
Influence Marketing
   Ian Austin 
Dean, Centre for Business
George Brown College
  Andrew Baker
International Relations and Public Affairs
Canadian Olympic Committee 
         
   
Brian Baker
Country Business Manager - Canada
Dyla Brands
  Brent Barootes
Founder & Author
Reality Check
  Krista Benoit
Executive Director, Marketing & Events 
Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance 
         
   
Yvonne Bergmann
Vice President, Business
Western Hockey League
  Lyne Bessette
Board Member
Canada Cycling
  Maria-Leena Clarke
Director of Marketing & Partnerships 
Canada Basketball
         
   
Nathalie Cook
Vice President
TSN 
  Ward Dilse
Sports Consultant
Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourisim and Culture Industries
  Patrice Drouin
President
GESTEV
         
   
 Josh Epstein
Head, Corporate Sponsorship
BMO Financial Group
  Kelly Fawcett
Director, Sponsorship Strategy 
TELUS
  Sandra Gage
Chief Marketing Officer Canada Soccer Association
         
   
Sam Galet
Senior Vice President, Managing Director
IMG Canada
  Kevin Gilmore
 President
4Sport Consulting Inc
  Bart Given
Managing Director
TORQUE Strategies
         
   
Jean Gosselin
President,
Gosselin Strategic Communications
  Catherine Gosselin - Despres
Executive Director, Sport 
Canadian Paralympic Committee
  Gord Grace
CEO 
Ontario University Athletics
         
   
Andrew Greenlaw
Vice President, Sponsorship & Community Investment
CIBC
  Mark Harrison 
President & CEO
T1
  Gord Hendren
President and Owner
Charlton Insights
         
   
Theresa Howland
Director, Marketing Communications & Sponsorship
Calgary Stampede
  Ryan Hudecki
Vice President & Executive Director
CHL Properties
  Sean Humphrey
Vice President of Marketing
The Globe and Mail
         
   
Nicol Kalman
Founder & President
AIP Connect
  Sophie Kotsopoulos
Vice President of Integrated Marketing
National Hockey League

 
  Jim Kozak
VP, Head of Sports & Entertainment
MediaCom Canada
         
   
Richard Legendre
Executive Vice-President, Strategic Development and Communications
Montreal Impact & Saputo Stadium
  Rachel Lewis
Chief Operating Officer
Vancouver Whitecaps
  Steven Lewis
Co-Founder and President
XMC 
         
   
Dan MacKenzie
President
Canadian Hockey League
  Ian Malcolm
President
Lumency
  Tim Maloney
Executive Director - Varsity Athletics
Dalhousie University
         
   
Patrick McEleney
Executive Vice President & Partner
XMC
  Kyle McMann
Senior Vice President North American Business Development
NHL
  Mark Milliere
President
M2 Consulting
         
   
Matt Mosteller
Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales,
Resorts of the Canadian Rockies
  Garnet Nelson
Founder & Managing Director
Score Marketing Inc.
  Norm O'Reilly
Director, International Institute for Sport Business & Leadership
Guelph University
         
   
Atila Ozkaplan 
Senior Director, Technical Logistics
NBC Sports Group
  Sébastien Paradis
President & General Manager
Brasseurs du Nord - Bière Borealé
  Eric Pilote
Sports Consultant
Province of Quebec
         
   
Craig Reynolds
President & CEO
Saskatchewan Roughriders
  Bill Robinson
Past CEO
Nova Scotia
Sports Hall of Fame
  Roy Roedger
President & CEO
SDI Marketing
   
Geoff Ross
Director of Ticket Sales & Services
Senators Sports and Entertainment
  Mike Ross
Chief Business Officer
Hockey Canada
  Brent Rossi
EVP, Marketing & Brand Strategy
Pegula Sports & Entertainment
         
   
Michael Rossi
President
adidas Canada

 
  Gavin Roth
Founder & Managing Director
Gavin Roth + Associates Revenue Consultants

 
  Jacquie Ryan
Chief Commercial Officer
Canadian Olympic Committee

 
         
   
Mark Sabourin
Publisher
The Sponsorship Report
  Adrian Sciarra
Vice President, Partnerships and Merchandise Sales Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)
  Matt Shearer
Vice President & Managing Director
UnderArmour
       
 
   
Chris Shewfelt 
Vice President, Business Operations
Toronto Argonauts & Toronto FC
  Tim Shipton
Senior Vice President, Communications & Government Relations
Oilers Entertainment Group
  Mark Silver
President
Stadium Digital
         
   
Lori Smith
National Director
Right to Play
  Glenn Stanford
Chief Operating Officer
St. John's Icecaps
  Bob Stellick
Principal
Stellick Marketing Communications Inc.
         
   
Rob Swann
Chief Commerical Officer
Tennis Canada
  Laurel Walzak
Chief Operating Officer
Fitneff Inc.
  Trevor Whiffen
Partner
Dickinson Wright
LLP Lawyers
         
       
    Cori Woolley
Senior Vice-President, LIVE
MKTG
   
         
         
         

 


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