Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Wayne Parrish is New Executive Director of Canada Basketball

I received a very nice note from Andrew Bergant passing on some of the details around today's announcement that Wayne Parrish is the new Executive Director of Canada Basketball...

"Hopefully this note finds you well. Just returned from the Canada Basketball press conference at the Air Canada Centre and wanted to pass along the name of the incoming Executive Director and CEO for Canada Basketball, Wayne Parrish is the new head of basketball in Canada. As well, I would like to congratulate you on your excellent CIS Hoops website, which keeps basketball fans connected throughout the country! "

Excerpt from the media handout
Wayne Parrish is a successful media and business executive who brings a wealth of experience to the position. His appointment ends a four-month search and ushers in a new chapter as the sport's national governing body strives to strengthen and leverage its flourishing grass roots programs and ultimately deliver success internationally.

A native of Vancouver, Parrish brings to his new role more than three decades experience in business and in traditional and digital media, beginning his career as a newspaper reporter before assuming a series of increasingly senior executive positions across a broad range of segments, including newspapers, the Internet, television and book publishing.

Parrish was a senior executive with Sun Media Corporation during a period that culminated in a management buyout of the company from Rogers Communications Inc., and eventual sale to Quebecor Inc. He has been General Manager and Executive Editor of the Toronto Sun, Vice-President-Strategy at Sun Media, Chairman, President & CEO of the CANOE Online Network, President & CEO of Quebecor New Media and, more recently, principal of Sport Media Group, comprising several media and sports-related business, including a consulting arm, publishing group and The SPORT Gallery, North America's only gallery devoted to photography, art and illustration related to sports, located at the Historic Distillery District in downtown Toronto.

Here is a news clip from Canadian Press Wayne Parrish named to lead Canada Basketball

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