Board of Directors
Kate Taylor is an experienced marketing professional with over twenty years experience in corporate marketing communications and advertising in financial services and technology industries. She is co-owner and Co-President of Kaleidoscope Marketing and Communications Inc. where she manages the client relations and creative teams. Prior to Kaleidoscope, Ms. Taylor worked at GT Global Mutual Funds and at Basis100, was Vice-President, Corporate Marketing and Communications, responsible for the development and implementation of the company's strategic marketing plan, as well as for corporate communications (public relations and investor relations) and integration plans for acquisitions, restructurings, and disposals.
She currently holds various board positions including Chair of the Canadian Advertising Museum, Chair Past Presidents Council of the AMA and Vice-Chair of the Artists’ Network. She was President for two years at the Toronto Chapter of the American Marketing Association and Digital Eve.
Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Western Ontario.
Ms. Lehman was founder and Coordinator of the Humber College Media Copywriting Program from 1993 to 2006. During her tenure she won two Innovator of the Year Awards and a Distinguished Faculty Award.
Prior to her teaching career, she worked as a writer and creative director at various advertising agencies for over thirty-five years. Her work covered everything from pharmaceuticals to package goods and from government to corporate advertising. During her career, Ms. Lehman won many awards for her creative work including the Fritz Spiess Award for a lifetime contribution to the advertising industry. Ms. Lehman founded the Canadian Advertising Museum and currently serves as Vice- Chair.
She holds a degree in Journalism from Ryerson University.
Beverly G. Atkinson
Ms. Atkinson has been an advertising creative for over thirty years with agencies in Canada, the US and in her own creative consultancy. She held a Board members position, and a Vice-Presidency with the Advertising & Design Club of Canada for eight years, is a founding member of the Toronto Type Club, and member of the Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.
Currently she is a professor of Advertising and Design at Humber College, Toronto, was the Program Coordinator for the Advertising and Design Diploma Program, and previously the Assistant Dean, and Chair of Advertising at the International Academy of Art & Design, Toronto.
She has held a position on the Executive Committee of the Annual Silent Auction for the Variety Club of Canada, Coordinator for The Campaign Against Child Poverty (The June Callwood Campaign Against Child Poverty) and currently serves on the Executive Committee for the McLuhan Legacy Network.
Ms. Atkinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and History from the University of Toronto, and a Masters in Education from Central Michigan University.
Past Chair, Director
Doug broke into the ad agency business in 1962 with J. Walter Thompson. Over the next few years, he was a Creative Group Head at Young & Rubicam, Ronalds-Reynolds and Vickers & Benson before joining Goodis Goldberg Soren in 1971 as Creative Director. In 1977, he became president of GGS. In 1980, Mr. Linton became a partner at the agency Ambrose Carr Linton Carroll (ACLC). He has created directed and written some enduring classics. His 'Harvey's makes a hamburger a beautiful thing', created in 1973 is still on the air today. He has written over two dozen 'At Speedy, you're a somebody' TV commercials and scripted the filming of a live birth for a two minute London Life TV commercial. He authored an ad about a man who transported his ten children around in a VW station bus-'Why Ford swears by Volkswagen'.
Mr. Linton is a multi award winner both domestically and internationally and judged at numerous awards show competition in Canada, including the Bessies seven times and chaired the judging twice. From 1980 to 1995, he was chairman of the outdoor Billi awards. He has been profiled in the textbook 'Advertising-First Canadian Edition' published by McGraw-Hill.
Mr. Linton is a graduate of Journalism, Ryerson University.
Yvonne McKinnon has over thirty-five years experience providing communication services to corporations, not-for-profit organizations and individuals.
Drawing from years of experience as Vice-President Advertising and Public Relations at
Mediacom (now CBS Outdoor) she formed Yvonne McKinnon and Associates in 1996. Her company offers clients the combined skills and expertise of senior management, media and ad agency associates, brought together, as required, on a project basis.
Ms. McKinnon has served on the Board of the National Advertising Benevolent Society and co-chaired its communications committee. As well, she was actively involved with various task forces for the Canadian Advertising Council.
Ms. McKinnon holds a degree in public relations from York University.
Over the past twenty five years Mr. Robinson has worked for many of Canada's top creative shops; most notably as founding partner of Ammirati Puris which he helped shape into one of the most respected and awarded agencies in Canada.
In 2001, he opened the doors to doug agency, an independent creative marketing firm. Today, as Chief Creative Officer with partner Serge Rancourt, doug & serge inc. remains independent and has been recognized in the industry as one of Canada’s leading creative agencies.
Mr. Robinson is past President of the Advertising & Design Club of Canada, and has judged some of the most prestigious advertising award shows around the world. Over the years he has received hundreds of advertising accolades including multiple CASSIES.
Lesley Parrott is principal of Lesley Parrott Consulting, specializing in the field of personal and team development. She works primarily in the advertising and marketing sectors. She also consults with advertisers as a broadcast and video production consultant. Prior to this, Ms. Parrott was Senior Vice-President, Director of Education and Development at MacLaren McCann. In this role she developed innovative cross-divisional and cross discipline training programs.
Ms. Parrott is a veteran of the Canadian advertising and communications industry and has spent over twenty-five of those years at MacLaren McCann and J. Walter Thompson in leadership positions in broadcast production and creative services management. She has played a leading role in broadcast production education and for many years has either led or been part of the industry negotiating teams for the ACTRA and AFM agreements. She has produced hundreds of commercials from the simplest tabletop to the most complex location spots.
Lesley Parrott has been widely recognized for both her professional and community contributions. In 1988 she was awarded the Canadian Film and Television Award for personal achievement in Advertising Production. She also received the prestigious lifetime achievement Spiess Award in 1990 for Outstanding Contribution to the Art of the Television Commercial. She was a 1999 recipient of the YWCA “Women of Distinction” award for Communications and Community Service and in 2001 her community work was recognized by being awarded the Paul Mulvilhill/Nabs Humanitarian Award. In 2003 she was appointed a fellow of the Institute of Communications and Advertising.
Lucy Collin is a results driven leader with 25 plus years’ experience in the advertising and marketing industry with a proven track record in setting and successfully executing innovative business strategies.
She began her career on the media agency side with tints at MBS and Grey Advertising and ultimately as Associate Media Director at JWT. Lucy also spent 15 years at CBC Television, first as Director of Sports Sales and subsequently as Director of National Sales.
Prior to joining Rogers Publishing, she spent a year at both IMG Canada and then at Corus Entertainment where she developed strategic solutions for a wide variety of advertisers as Client Marketing Manager.
Lucy arrived at Marketing as a senior sales manager in 2006 and over the past four years has rapidly advanced her career to the role of Publisher of the Marketing franchise. In her current role Lucy leads an integrated team of functional experts to ensure all activities are market focused including branding, editorial, consumer marketing and research and promotions.
Mr. Dong has been a Chartered Accountant in Toronto for over twenty Years and founded the only boutique Financial Consulting practice in the advertising industry 20 years ago in Toronto. Prior to embarking on his own, Vince worked for Vickers & Benson Advertising Ltd. as the company's controller, secretary and treasurer.
He is the President of Advantage Software Canada Inc., a sister company to the Advantage Software Corporation (TASC). TASC is a United States based organization that is the leading provider of agency management systems for Advertising Agencies.
Mr. Dong also opened the first language school in Toronto (L.E.A.P.) unique to teaching foreign-born accounting professionals how to communicate and adapt to the Canadian business culture demands in today's workplace.
He served on the board of directors for the National Advertising Benevolent Society (N.A.B.S.), as treasurer, for eight years.
Mr. Dong holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McMaster University.
Dan Wong is Senior Director of Sales & Marketing at DG Mijo. As part of the DG Mijo Executive, he acts as brand ambassador and champion, while leading a team of sales and creative professionals in Canada.
Dan started his career in media in 1997 as an intern with the Life Network. He progressed on the production/editorial side as a Production Coordinator, Writer/Researcher and Segment Producer working freelance on Canadian cooking, gardening and kids programming.
In 2000, he moved to the digital space as a Web Editor/Producer at Sportsnet.ca. Developing the website as a must-read and interactive environment, he quickly understood that content is key to impacting revenue. Staying with Sportsnet, Dan moved to the Marketing Solutions Producer role where he remained until 2007. Creating, copywriting, producing and directing successful integrated co-marketing projects that spanned television, radio, online, mobile and experiential.
He joined the DG Mijo marketing and sales team in the summer of 2008, and has been bringing his unique strategic insights, relationship-building and move-forward attitude through two re-brands, a host of client-facing events and a myriad of creative projects, both traditional and digital. Dan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University, a Broadcast Journalism diploma from Seneca College, a Canadian Securities Certificate from the Canadian Securities Institute, and an Award of Excellence badge from the Canada Fitness Awards, circa 1980.
C.J. (Cal) Millar
Cal Millar serves as President & C.O.O. of Channel Zero Inc., a company he co-founded in 2000. Mr. Millar is responsible for all of Channel Zero’s finance and administration functions including investor relations, business operations and development opportunities.
Mr. Millar generates all new business development initiatives and strategic investments for both current and nascent networks. He is responsible for overall operations and business practices at Channel Zero, including the creation and implementation of the company’s business plan, budget and marketing portfolio and strategy.
Mr. Millar holds a graduate degree in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business, and brings more than 20 years of diverse business and marketing experience to Channel Zero. Prior to founding the company, he was President of Impact Graffiti - a Toronto-based advertising agency and magazine publisher.
Mr. Millar has also served as Vice President, General Manager of Frisco Bay Industries, a NASDAQ listed security firm specializing in developing surveillance security software and ATM machines for the world market.
Mr. Millar has served on a number of Not-for-Profit and Hospital boards, including the Board of Trustees for Bloorview Kid’s Rehab and is past Treasurer of Palliative Care Services for York Region. He was active in the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and served on both the Specialty and Pay Regulatory Committee and Independent Members Committee. Currently, Mr. Millar is a Member of the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford Board.
- Mike Fenton – Previously NABS
- David Harrison - PHD
- Dr. Alan Middleton - Schulich Executive Education Centre
- Tony Miller
- Terry O’Reilly – Pirate Group and host of “Age of Persuasion”
- Janice Price - Luminato
- Brenda Pritchard – Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
It is with significant regret that the C.A.M. board wishes to acknowledge the passing of Len Moore in late 2012. Commencing his career at Foster Advertising in the late ’50’s, Len moved client-side to manage promotions at Nestle in the ‘60’s before becoming President of the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB) in 1970. There he did significant work in advancing the commercial potential of the TV medium, part of which was the development of the Bessies (for television commercial excellence) into one of the premiere award shows in the advertising industry. Committed, congenial, candid and sometimes cantankerous at board meetings, he will be missed.