Selection Committee

WHAT DOES THE SELECTION COMMITTEE DO?

The Selections Committee is an esteemed group of Canadian sports business leaders who select the 5 to Watch award winners in the context of award eligibility and criteria. The committee is sensitive to the diversity of all candidates in determining the 5 to Watch award winners via the voting process.

Selection Committee Members

Matt Afinec, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Matt Afinec

President & COO
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club

Andrew Argo, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Andrew Argo

Senior Director, Corporate Sponsorship & Business Development
New York Jets

Chris Armstrong, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Chris Armstrong

Executive Vice President, Talent & Innovation
Wasserman Media Group

Adam Ashton, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Adam Ashton

Management Consultant
Executive Vice President, Business Development
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 Dr. Ian Austin, Dean, Centre for Business.

Ian Austin

Dean, Centre for Business
George Brown College

Andrew Baker, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Andrew Baker

VP International Relations and Public Affairs
Canadian Olympic Committee

Brian Baker, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Brian Baker

Country Business Manager - Canada
Dyla Brands

Brent Barootes, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Brent Barootes

President and CEO
Partnership Group

David Bedford, member of 5 to Watch Selection committee

David Bedford

Chief Executive Officer
Athletics Canada

Yvonne Bergmann, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Yvonne Bergmann

Vice President, Business
Western Hockey League

Lyne Bessette, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Lyne Bessette

Board Member
Canadian Olympic Committee

Cheri Bradish, 5 to Watch Selection Committee member

Cheri Bradish

Loretta Rogers Research Chair in Sport Marketing
Ryerson University

Maria-Leena Clarke, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Maria-Leena Clarke

Executive Director
Canada Basketball Foundation

Nathalie Cook, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Nathalie Cook

Vice President
TSN

Ward Dilse, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Ward Dilse

Ontario Music Office
Ontario Creates

Patrice Drouin, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Patrice Drouin

Executive Consultant
PDR Management

Josh Epstein, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Josh Epstein

Head, Corporate Sponsorship
BMO Financial Group

Kelly Fawcett, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Kelly Fawcett

Director, Corporate Communications
TELUS

Julian Franklin, 5 to Watch Selection Committee member

Julian Franklin

President
Franklin Management Group

Sam Galet, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Sam Galet

Senior Vice President, Managing Director
IMG Canada

Kevin Gilmore, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Kevin Gilmore

Founder & President
4Sport Consulting Inc

Bart Given, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Bart Given

Managing Director
TORQUE Strategies

Sandra Gage, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Sandra Gage

Chief Marketing Officer
Canada Soccer Association

Jean Gosselin, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Jean Gosselin

Director, Communication and Marketing
Institut national du sport du Québec

Catherine Gosselin-Despres, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Catherine Gosselin-Despres

Executive Director, Sport
Canadian Paralympic Committee

Gord Grace, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Gord Grace

President and CEO
Ontario University Athletics

Andrew Greenlaw, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Andrew Greenlaw

Vice President, Community & Client
CIBC

Mark Harrison, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Mark Harrison

Founder - The T1 Agency
Founder - Black Talent Initiative
Chairperson of the Board - BBBS of Toronto

Gord Hendren, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Gord Hendren

Managing Director
YouGov

Shannon Hosford, 5 to Watch Selection Committee member

Shannon Hosford

Chief Marketing Officer
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE)

Theresa Howland, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Theresa Howland

Vice President, Sponsorship, Marketing & Employee Services
Calgary Stampede

Ryan Hudecki, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Ryan Hudecki

Vice President & Executive Director
CHL Properties

Sean Humphrey, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Sean Humphrey

Vice President of Marketing
The Globe and Mail

Colin Jarvis, 5 to Watch Selection Committee member

Colin Jarvis

Director, Corporate Partnerships
VIFF

Nicole Kalman, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Nicol Kalman

Founder & President
API Connect

Sophie Kotsopoulos, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Sophie Kotsopoulos

Vice President of Integrated Marketing
National Hockey League

Jim Kozak, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Jim Kozak

SVP and Group Head, Mediacom - Group M
Sports, Entertainment & Culture, Canada

Rachel Lewis, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Rachel Lewis

Chief Operating Officer
Vancouver Whitecaps

Steven Lewis, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Steven Lewis

Co-Founder and President
XMC

Matthew Logue, member of 5 to Watch Nomination Review Team

Matthew Logue

Co-Founder
The Greater Agency

Dan MacKenzie, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Dan MacKenzie

President
Canadian Hockey League

Heather MacLean, 5 to Watch Selection Committee member

Heather MacLean

President
ProSpeakers.com

5 to Watch award winner

Leah MacNab

Managing Director
NBA

Ian Malcolm, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Ian Malcolm

President and CEO
Lumency

Tim Maloney, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Tim Maloney

Executive Director - Varsity Athletics
Dalhousie University

Patrick McEleney, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Patrick McEleney

Executive Vice President & Partner
XMC

Garnet Nelson, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Garnet Nelson

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Unite Partnerships

Norm O'Reilly, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Norm O'Reilly

Dean, Graduate School of Business
University of Maine

Atila Ozkaplan,member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Atila Ozkaplan

VP, Production Operations
NBC Olympics

Sebastien Paradis, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Sébastien Paradis

President & General Manager
Brassuers du Nord - Bière Borealé

Eric Pilote, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Eric Pilote

Sports Consultant
Province of Quebec

Craig Reynolds, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Craig Reynolds

President & CEO
Saskatchewan Roughriders

Bill Robinson, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Bill Robinson

Past CEO
Nova Scotia Sports Hall of Fame

Roy Roedger, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Roy Roedger

President & CEO
SDI Marketing

Michael Rossi, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Michael Rossi

President & Founder
Voce Leadership

Gavin Roth, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Gavin Roth

Founder & Managing Director
Gavin Roth & Associates Revenue Consultants

Jacquie Ryan, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Jacquie Ryan

CEO, Canadian Olympic Foundation
Chief Brand and Commerical Officer, Canadian Olympic Committee

Mark Sabourin, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Mark Sabourin

Coach
The Sponsorship Collective

Adrian Sciarra, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Adrian Sciarra

Senior Vice President, Sports Business
Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group (OSEG)

Vijay Setlur, 5 to Watch Selection Committee member

Vijay Setlur

Marketing Instructor, Schulich School of Business, York University
Marketing Instructor, Professional Football Development, Concacaf

Chris Shewfelt, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Chris Shewfelt

Vice President, Business Operations - Toronto Argonauts & Toronto FC
MLSE

Tim Shipton, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Tim Shipton

Executive Vice President, Communications, Public Affairs & Gaming
Oilers Entertainment Group

Mark Silver, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Mark Silver

Founder and CEO
Parleh Media Group

Bob Stellick, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Bob Stellick

President
Stellick Marketing Communications Inc

Rob Swann, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Rob Swann

Chief Commerical Officer
Tennis Canada

Laurel Walzak

Laurel Walzak

Associate Professor
Ryerson University

Trevor Whiffen, member of 5 to Watch Selection Committee

Trevor Whiffen

Partner
Dickinson Wright LLP Lawyers

John Wiggins

Vice President, Organizational Culture and Inclusion
Toronto Raptors