Inductees to Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends and the Marketer-on-the-Rise award are reviewed and selected by an accomplished group of brand and marketing leaders. The CMHOL jury exemplifies the diversity of the marketing industry and provides the CMHOL with strong, credible decision-making prowess. We are honoured to have this distinguished committee of industry experts involved in the judging process.
Raised in New York City and now proudly Torontonian, Wahn’s career spans 20 years as a strategist and innovator in multiple sectors. Wahn’s early training in strategy was at JWT New York and Toronto, where he was mentored by legendary strategist Sarah Moran, SVP of Planning for JWT Canada. His first accounts included Kellogg’s, Shell, Nestle, Magna International and SickKids.
As Chief Marketing Officer of OCAD University, Winnie Wong is responsible for leading OCAD U’s brand, marketing and communications. She oversees the university’s strategic positioning, branding and identity, marketing, creative services, web and mobile, social media, communications, media relations and issues management. A Senior Global Marketing Executive with over 25 years of experience, Winnie has a successful track record in leading integrated marketing and communications, digital media, strategy, business development, partnerships and marketing innovation for global organizations.
John has a clear passion for the marketing profession and has consistently proven how his innovative leadership approach has had a direct impact on business growth as well as company morale. A highly accomplished senior executive with experience in marketing and product development, John is currently in the position of President – CEO for the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA).
Andrea is founding Partner at Redshift Collective. Redshift works with a broad collective of creative, digital & media partners to help C-suite teams drive brand strategy and customer experience innovation.
Bobby Sahni is a veteran and thought-leader in the multicultural marketing and advertising industry. Bobby was the Head of Multicultural Marketing at Rogers Communications and has been a pioneer in developing, executing and managing diversity and multicultural marketing initiatives for a number of best-in-class organizations. He is Co-Founder and Partner at Ethnicity Matters - a multicultural marketing & advertising agency dedicated to helping companies drive new growth and sales by engaging North America’s fast growing, big spending ethnic and new immigrant communities.
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Paula Roberts is an award-winning not-for-profit marketer and advertising agency professional with over three decades of experience. She has worked as part of multiple agency executive teams including those at Roche Macaulay & Partners and TBWAChiat Day on businesses including FedEx, Mercedes-Benz, adidas and Apple.
Nancy Marcus is one of Canada’s most recognized marketing professionals in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. Her keen strategic insights and superior, bold marketing innovations have made her an award-winning influencer for more than 40 years. She has had a tremendous impact on how company’s market their products in the CPG industry working collaboratively and cross functionally within the organization.
Sarah is CEO of Mastermind Toys, Canada’s largest specialty toy and kids book store. She leads 69 stores coast-to-coast and online with thousands of employees including stores, head office and warehouse – bringing to life their reputation as Canada’s Authority on Play, and creating a world class employee and customer experience. In 2020, Mastermind Toys was named The Most Innovative Retailer of the Year, and Sarah was recognized as a Global Influencer in Customer Experience.
Sean Humphrey, Vice President of Marketing, Sponsorship and Events. The Globe and Mail
Sean Humphrey is the Vice President of Marketing at The Globe and Mail overseeing brand, reader and trade marketing, as well as sponsorships and events. He joined Canada’s most trusted news organization in 2004 as Marketing Manager and then was promoted to Director of Marketing and Consumer Insights in 2007.
Jonathan has a multidisciplinary communications background. In his 15 years in the industry he's worked in positions both in agencies and client-side, ranging from government relations to public relations to pure play advertising. He joins Ogilvy from prior roles at agencies including mcgarrybowen, Anomaly, and Lowe Roche. Before that, he served as a Senior External Relations Officer with the World Bank Group in the agency's Washington and Paris offices, where he was part of the communications team tasked with advancing the Bank's development agenda through coordinated, high-profile stakeholder and media initiatives, branded government relations efforts, and crisis response management.
Simon Cazelais is Director of Global Marketing Strategy and Innovation at BRP. He has
been working in the field of marketing and communication for over 15 years. For nearly
a decade he worked at Bleublancrouge Montreal where he held the role of VP Strategy
and Development and of President and Partner. During his 9 years at Bleublancrouge,
he supported companies in their strategic development, growth and transformation. In
2018 he became Head of Growth and Business Development at Lune Rouge before
joining BRP in April 2019.
Architech builds the tailored digital platforms you interact with every day from the brands you love and trust — Telus, RBC, Air Miles, and more. Architech specializes in modernizing legacy platforms and delivering innovative cloud solutions. Their commitment to excellence has earned them the prestigious Microsoft Global Partner of the Year Award.