2019–2020 Magazines Canada Board of Directors Elected

Magazines Canada held its annual general meeting online on June 5, 2019, at which members elected Dominique Ritter Chair of Canada’s national magazine association for the two-year period spanning 2019–2021.

Dominique Ritter is Editor-in-Chief at Reader’s Digest Canada, where she is lucky to work with a team of magazine wizards who happen to be the most delightful people you could imagine. She has also worked as an editor for Bookmark (formerly Spafax), The Canadian Encyclopedia and Adbusters. Dominique played a key role in the Board-led committee that helped craft the association’s current Strategic Plan, which carries Magazines Canada to its 50th anniversary in 2023. She was also instrumental in discussions about growing the membership base at Magazines Canada, advocating strongly for welcoming digital magazines into the fold. Dominique is a champion of diversity and of the need for the association to reflect the Canadian society its members strive to represent in their publications, and she cares deeply about workplace safety and wellness.

She succeeds Past Chair Scott Jamieson, Chief Operating Officer at Annex Business Media.

Also elected to the Board at yesterday’s annual meeting were Ryan Benn, Gilles Gagnier, Joe Glionna, Scott Jamieson, Chelene Knight, Samia Madwar and Jennifer Varkonyi.

The full 2019–2020 Board of Directors, as approved by Magazines Canada members, is:

Dominique Ritter, Reader’s Digest, Board Chair
Patty Baxter, East Coast Living
Ryan Benn, Alive
Gilles Gagnier, Canadian Geographic
Joe Glionna, Oral Health
Ken Hunt, Toronto Life
Scott Jamieson, Canadian Forest Industries
Christine Johnston, Maclean’s
Chelene Knight, Room
Michal Kozlowski, Geist
Samia Madwar, The Walrus
Francine Tremblay, OWL
Jennifer Varkonyi, Maisonneuve

Officers appointed by the new board are:

Dominique Ritter, Chair
Scott Jamieson, Past Chair
Gilles Gagnier, Treasurer
Jennifer Varkonyi, Nominations Chair

For more information:

Brianne DiAngelo
Director, Communications and Public Engagement
Magazines Canada
416.504.0274 x227


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