Canadian Magazine Industry News
19 October 2009,     TORONTO
Rogers management picture becoming clearer?
Rogers Publishing today announced more changes in its senior management structure, Masthead has learned. The announcement apparently sets out an even greater role for Ken Whyte, including responsibilities at Chatelaine, and an expanded role for Chatelaine publisher Kerry Mitchell at sister titles Glow and Today’s Parent.

Last Friday, it was announced that Today’s Parent publisher Ildiko Marshall would be retiring at the end of the year. On Oct. 14, Rogers announced the departure of Glow publisher Kelly Latimer.

Senior vice-president, consumer publishing and président, Les Éditons Rogers – Québec, Marc Blondeau, left Rogers on Oct. 7.

One source suggested this latest announcement may indicate the closing chapter in what has been a era of major change at Canada’s largest publishing house. Both Ken Whyte’s and Kerry Mitchell’s stars have been rising.

In June, it was announced that Whyte, the publisher and editor-in-chief of Maclean’s, would also become publisher of Canadian Business, Profit and Moneysense. Long-time Canadian Business publisher Deb Rosser departed the company at the same time.

Also in June, Mitchell was appointed publisher of Flare and Cosmetics in addition to her Chatelaine duties. Flare publisher Orietta Minatel left the company after many years at the magazine.

“It’s the end of one era and the beginning of another,” said one source. Watch Masthead for more updates on this breaking story.

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