Canadian Publishing Industry News
5 March 2014,     TORONTO
People in Publishing: Rogers, TC Media, inBetween, WMAF
Kate Cockerill
Kate Cockerill
Kate Cockerill replaces Corey Van't Haaff as executive director of the Western Magazine Awards Foundation board. She owns communications and design firm Kate + Sebastian.

Jacqueline Loch is no longer with Rogers Media. She was most recently vice-president of content solutions, appointed in October 2012. Over the years she has served in a number of senior roles, including vice-president of client solutions from 2011-2012, and vice-president of strategic creative from 2007-2011.

Jacqueline Kovacs has stepped down as editor-in-chief of Professionally Speaking magazine, which she joined in September 2011. She was previously deputy editor at Today's Parent.

Online mag inBetween tapped Caroline Bishop as its new art director. Bishop helped launch the Kit and has freelanced for clients including Joe Fresh and the Presbyterian Record.

Sasha Emmons
Sasha Emmons
Sasha Emmons took over as editor-in-chief of Today's Parent last month. She was a freelance editor and consultant with clients including Walmart Live Better and Better Homes & Garden. A past senior lifestyle editor at and senior editor at Ladies' Home Journal Online, Emmons moved to Toronto from New York in 2012.

Sources say a number of staff have departed from Rive Gauche Media (RGM Group) in recent months; notably former chief executive officer Cory Boiselle, who is now director of operations at Bulova Watch Co.; and former art director Malcolm Brown.

The Alliance for Audited Media has named Tom Drouillard its new chief executive officer, president and managing director. He was most recently the head of Scarborough Research. Outgoing AAM president Mike Lavery enters retirement on March 31.

Caroline Andrews is no longer vice-president and group publisher at TC Media, where she oversaw all English consumer mags including Style at Home, The Hockey News and Elle Canada. She had been with the company since 1997. TC Media confirms that it has shed a number of other staff members as well of late, some that left on their own and others that were laid off due to restructuring. Masthead did not receive specific info in time for this posting.

As previously reported, Rogers Media has moved to a group publishing structure. Tara Tucker, previously publisher of Chatelaine, was cut. Rosemary Munroe, former publisher of Today's Parent, became senior director of partnerships and new business. Jim Hicks moved from publisher to executive director at Cosmetics. Penny Hicks, previous publisher of Maclean's, is now group publisher for women's service magazines. Melissa Ahlstrand, publisher of Flare, is group publisher of fashion and beauty publications.
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