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TORONTO (Jan 28, 2009) Interactive Ontario today announced four new directors have been elected to the Board. These directors were voted in on January 26th at the Interactive Ontario Annual General Meeting of Members.
Newly elected board members include:
Sara Diamond, President, OCAD
Collin Douma, VP, Social Media, Proximity Canada
Gary Schwartz, President & CEO, Impact Mobile
Jeffrey Elliott, Founder and Co-CEO, GlassBOX Television Inc.
“Interactive Ontario is thrilled to welcome these new directors to the Board. Each one is a leader in their field, and contribute greatly to the interactive digital media industry,” said Ian Kelso, president and CEO of Interactive Ontario. “ We look forward to working with them over the course of the next year to continue to build the interactive digital media industry in Ontario and Canada.”
Re-elected board members include:
Mark Bishop, Partner, marblemedia
Danny Dowhal, COO, The Learning Edge Corp.
Trevor Fencott. Managing Partner & CEO, Bedlam Games
Laura Jo Gunter, Dean - Information Arts & Technology, Seneca College
Mike Mays, VP Finance, Silicon Knights
Returning Board members include:
Pary Bell, Vice President, Product, Digital Media, Rogers
Vikas Gupta, CEO & President, TransGaming Technologies
Lydia Sani, Partner, Redwood e-Learning Systems and Invisions Productions Inc.
Michael Schmalz, CFO, Digital Extremes
Scott Simpson, CEO, bitHeads / Headgames / playbrains
The executive was re-appointed by the board and includes:
President - Ian Kelso, President and CEO, Interactive Ontario
Chair - Mark Bishop, Partner, marblemedia
Vice-Chair - Lucie Lalumiere, VP, Interactive, Earth Rangers
Treasurer - Spence McDonnell, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Secretary - Diana Cafazzo, Partner, Stohn Hay Cafazzo Dembroski Richmond LLP
Retiring from the board this year is:
Claude Galipeau, Senior VP Digital Media, Rogers Media
Bart Nickerson, Director of New Product Launch and Content Management, Rogers Wireless
Tony Tobias, President, Pangaea Media & Music
Tobias was the last of the original founding board members. He has been a board member since January 2001.

About Interactive Ontario (
Interactive Ontario (IO) is a not-for-profit industry trade organization committed to the growth of the Ontario interactive digital content industry.  Representing over 200 member-companies IO is an industry advocate within Ontario and nationally as a founding member of the Canadian Interactive Alliance /Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC).




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