Driven magazine once again has a new editor. According to the blog MyHogtown, Gary Butler, a former editor of custom magazines with St. Joseph Media (and a one-time winner of the Toronto Media Idol Competition) has taken over from Johnny Lucas, who became editor on short notice earlier this year after Michael La Fave departed suddenly to launch Sharp magazine, a direct competitor to Driven. Lucas oversaw a redesign of the magazine while at the helm.
After three years as managing editor of Pharmacy Practice, Honey Fisher has left the Rogers-owned publication to take a position as a senior specialist at the Academy for Educational Development’s Center for Health Communication in Washington, DC.
Don Bradley, CEO of DPS Media Inc., will now represent The Walrus for all national media sales. A veteran with 30 years of experience, Bradley has worked for Now Magazine, CHCH TV, CFMX Classical Music Radio and Seltech Satellite Sales and was a partner in Grosvenor Communications. DPS Media currently handles sales for major urban alt-weekles, such as the Georgia Straight.
Finally, Tara Blasco Raj, founding editor of Avenue Edmonton, signed off in the magazine’s latest issue to give herself a “”more flexible schedule to spend time with my boys, to travel and to take on new challenges.” Replacing Raj is Colin McGarrigle, who was most recently executive editor of Avenue Calgary and before that, editor of The Investor, Ireland’s leading financial magazine.