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Corus Entertainment shuffles senior executives

Corus Entertainment of Toronto has re-shuffled its executive staff. According to the company, the changes are intended to align its leadership more closely will with television and radio business units. As of Sept. 1, Doug Murphy will take on the position of executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Corus Entertainment, with oversight responsibility for both the radio and television units. He is currently executive vice-president and president of Corus Television.

Scott Dyer has been appointed executive vice-president of strategic planning and chief technology officer. He will lead the company's corporate development activities as well as Kids Can Press and Toon Boom. Gary Maavara has been appointed executive vice-president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Kathleen McNair has been appointed executive vice-president of human resources and corporate communications, as well as and chief integration officer. She will lead the integration of new services acquired from Bell Media. Tom Peddie has been appointed executive vice-president and chief financial officer.

The executive will also include: Chris Pandoff, radio president; Colin Bohm, television vice-president and head of Corus Kids; John MacDonald, television vice-president and head of Corus Women and Family; Maria Hale, television vice-president and head of content distribution and pay TV; Susan Schaefer, vice-president and head of television and radio brands; Gerry Mackrell, television vice-president and head of airtime sales; Bill Knight, television vice-president and head of business development and planning; Helen Lebeau, vice-president of television, production and broadcast operations; and Mario Cecchini, head of the eastern Ontario region and president of Corus Média.

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