IAG Members


Craig
Sweetman

Chair IAG Group & Owner of CRS Media Consulting
  • Over 36 years of industry experience
  • Held Executive/Management positions at Conde Nast, CMG and Coast to Coast for 30 of those years
  • Launched and managed the growth of such successful publications as Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveler, ZOOMER & Inside Fitness into the Canadian marketplace
  • 2013 recipient of Newsstand Marketer of the Year from CMC and Magazines Canada
  • 2002 recipient of Conde Nast Excellence Award for Newsstand Marketing & Circulation
  • Post-secondary education in the areas of Business Administration, Marketing and Psychology

Annie
Gabrielian

Director Newsstand | Consumer Marketing St. Joseph Media
  • Over 17 years of industry experience
  • Has been part of the Consumer Marketing teams at Rogers and is currently at St. Joseph Media.
  • Worked on some of the most iconic Canadian brands including Toronto Life, FASHION, Chatelaine and Maclean’s and received multiple Newsstand awards.
  • Her role has recently expanded into Audience Management
  • Has also taught Magazine Marketing at Centennial College
  • Holds a Double Honours degree in Mass Communication and Political Science from York University and a certificate from Ryerson in Magazine Journalism

 

Carm
Alfano

Vice President of Purchasing TNG
  • A member of TNG for over 15 years
  • Currently manages all aspects of Category Management for both books and magazines for TNG retailers
  • Prior to TNG ran an Indigo/Chapters large format book store


Glenn
Morgan

President & CEO of Coast to Coast Newsstand Services Partnership
  • Possesses a vast knowledge of the magazine distribution market, established through a solid 45 years of experience
  • Began his career with Gordon & Gotch
  • Founder of Disticor, which created a much-needed outlet for Canadian newsstand publications both domestically and within the USA. Grew the company from 2-400 magazines before it was sold in 1998
  • Was a principle member in the purchase of Coast To Coast Distributing
  • In 2008, won a Canadian Newsstand Award as ‘Newsstand Marketer of the Year.’ In 2014 he received the CMC ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’


Matthew
Holmes

President of Magazines Canada
  • President & CEO, Magazines Canada
  • Experienced association executive with a background in government policy development and strategic relations
  • International speaker and author in the areas of literature, culture, media, international trade and agricultural policy


Pat
Strangis

Director Newsstand Marketing TVA
  • Over 30 years industry experience
  • Member of TVA / TC Media for 21 years
  • Managed the launch and growth of many titles including Style at Home and Elle Canada
  • Post-secondary education in Marketing and Business Administration

Anita
Baldwinson

Director Retail Services | Marketing TNG
  • A member of the TNG team for over 14 years
  • Manages marketing, web and communications for TNG
  • An advisory committee member for the CMC “The Voice of Audience Development”
  • 2014 recipient of Newsstand Marketer of the Year from CMC and Magazines Canada
  • Previously worked for a Marketing and Business Strategy Agency, developing brand, marketing and web solutions for businesses
  • Holds a B.Comm Marketing degree

Barry
Weir

Vice President and COO Metro 360
  • Over 20 years industry experience in various executive positions
  • Held progressively senior sales management roles for CPG companies
  • Part of a team that successfully integrated several companies into Metro 360
  • Spearheading several magazine category space expansions in many of Canada’s leading supermarket, discount and convenience chains.
  • Serve on the board for CMMI, RS2 and PMC
  • Post-secondary education in Business Administration and Marketing

Dean
Waldron

Director of Procurement and Supply Chain Metro 360
  • A 34 year industry veteran
  • Currently responsible for the purchasing and distribution of all products
  • Directs the Metro360 IT group
  • Involved in many corporate projects such as:
    • Planning and start up of Prologix
    • Scanned Based Trading implementation
    • Development of numerous systems to both grow sales and reduce costs
    • A system to manage Metro’s new corporate direction of being a Diversified sales & marketing organization distributing & manufacturing lifestyle products to retail

Jerry
Lynch

President Magazines & Books at Retail Association ~ MBR
  • President of IPDA since  2006…..MBR is merged entity of IPDA  & PBAA
  • An industry leader with deep retail experience and knowledge
  • Previous career with  Wegmans Food Markets in Rochester, NY

Mark
Yelic

President & Publisher of Outdoor Group Media & OP Media Group Limited.
  • Over 22 years of industry experience
  • Has held executive/management & ownership positions within publishing houses during his entire publishing career
  • President & Publisher at Outdoor Group Media Limited
  • President & Publisher at OP Media Group Limited
  • Publisher of Outdoor Canada – CMC Magazine of the Year for 2016
  • Publisher of British Columbia Magazine – Magazine of the year 2017, for IRMA – International Regional Magazine Association

Scott
Gosse

Director of Information Technology Coast to Coast Newsstand Services Partnership
  • Over 20 years of experience in various capacities
  • Held a variety of positions for companies such as Metro News (Metro 360), ProLogix, RS2 Canada and Coast to Coast
  • Extremely knowledgeable with industry-related data and is certified in IBM’s Cognos BI, Analytics and Report Authoring Software
  • Involved in the creation, design and development of a multitude of industry systems and programs
  • Manages Canada’s largest and most unique magazine database which combines wholesaler dealer-level sales information along with other relevant additional data