For the record: Ottawa Film Office names new board of directors

Film

The Ottawa Film Office announced the appointment of 12 members to its new board of directors. Joining the team as board members are: Bernie Ashe, CEO, Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group; Steve Ball, president, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association; Catherine Callary, senior director of destination development, Ottawa Tourism; Jean Cloutier, councillor (Alta Vista), City of Ottawa; Mark Edwards, lawyer, Edwards PC, Creative Law; Daniel Feeny, director of marketing and partnerships, National Capital Commission; Robyn Heaton, dean, faculty of arts, media and design, Algonquin College; Tom McSorley, executive director, Canadian Film Institute; Bruce Raganold, director of business development, Welch LLP; John Smit, director of economic development and long range planning, City of Ottawa (non-voting member); Ken Stewart, president and executive producer, GAPC, chair of the film and television advisory committee; and Nicole St. Pierre, senior vice-president of business and legal affairs, Mercury Filmworks, vice-chair of the film and television advisory committee. Ms. Callary was unanimously selected as chair.

Kinaxis named Paul Carreiro as its chief revenue officer. In this role, Mr. Carreiro will lead initiatives to further drive sustained revenue growth as Kinaxis continues to expand globally.

Hats off

Calian Group has received the Canada Company Military Employment Transition Top Employer Award, which recognizes the company as one of the best employers for Canadian veterans and serving-member spouses. This is the third consecutive year the company has received this award.

Espial’s Elevate cloud-based software-as-a-service video platform received TV Tech Global’s Best of Show Award at IBC2017 in Amsterdam. Elevate won the award for its innovation in providing IPTV, cable and OTT operators with a proven, cloud, multi-tenant solution to deliver next-generation video services.


Ottawa 2017 and Mayor Jim Watson, in collaboration with lead partner CIBC, received the Most Innovative PR Campaign award at the 2017 Explore Canada Awards of Excellence. The awards recognize excellence and creativity in promoting and inspiring travellers to explore our country.