Canadian Magazine Industry News
27 June 2013,     TORONTO
People in Publishing: Homes Publishing, Cruise & Travel, Backbone
Gale Beeby
Gale Beeby
Homes Publishing Group sees a lot of shifts: Gale Beeby replaces Toni Pettit as editor of Homes Magazine and Condo Life. She was previously real estate editor at the Toronto Star's New in Homes & Condos section.

Cindy Lloyd joins Homes Magazine and Condo Life as well, as executive vice president of sales and associate publisher. She also comes from the Toronto Star where she worked 26 years in the ad department, most recently as advertising sales manager for Major Retail-Home and New Homes and Condos.

Meanwhile, Jackie Glass stepped down as decor editor at Reno & Condo to concentrate on her design firm, Jacqueline Glass and Associates. A regular guest on CityLine, Glass was part of the "all-star lineup" of well-known design and decor experts that Homes Publishing appointed at Reno & Decor in October.

Cruise & Travel Lifestyles has tapped travel writer Liz Fleming as its new editor-in-chief. Outgoing editor-in-chief Tin Thomas was honoured with the editor emeritus title, and Jill Wykes, who has worked with the mag since 2011, was named contributing editor.

Karen Cleveland
Karen Cleveland
Karen Cleveland is transitioning from St. Joseph Media, where she's been senior manager of marketing and communications for five years, to a role at ChickAdvisor as vice president of marketing and brand engagement. It's all in the family: ChickAdvisor partnered with St. Joseph Media in December to mutually boost ad platforms.

Lori Smith is the new editor of Meetings + Incentive Travel. Her 23 years of experience includes an editor role at another Business Information Group property, Gifts + Tablewares.

Also at Meetings + Incentive Travel, Christine Otsuka was promoted to associate editor and conference content manager. She's been with the mag since 2010 and was previously assistant editor.

Deborah Burns is the new art director at Backbone magazine. She's worked for BCBusiness, TV Weekly and Jewish Bulletin, as well as the Vancouver Opera and Vancouver Art Gallery.

Bruce Gillespie replaces Janice Neil as editor-in-chief. Gillespie is a magazine writer with bylines in Canadian Business, Canadian Geographic, This Magazine and more, as well as an assistant journalism professor at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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