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Dr. Zabrina Brumme has been appointed director at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Canada’s leading HIV laboratory program. Brumme will be on secondment from her position as associate professor in the faculty of health sciences at Simon Fraser University (SFU); she joined SFU in 2009 as assistant professor, molecular epidemiology of infectious diseases.
A new board chair and five new directors have been appointed to BC Pavilion Corp.’s board of directors. Ian Aikenhead, former president of the Pacific National Exhibition and a lawyer with more than 40 years of experience, has been appointed chair. New board directors are Carla Guerrera of North Vancouver, Rod Harris of North Saanich, Dan Cahill of Campbell River, Flavia Coughlan of Port Coquitlam and Gwen Point of Chilliwack. Jatinder Rai of Vancouver has been reappointed as board director.
Winemakers Steve Latchford and Lynzee Schatz have joined chief winemaker Matt Dumayne at Okanagan Crush Pad. Latchford will manage custom crush client wines, while Schatz will oversee sparkling wine production, which exceeds 7,500 cases annually. Latchford has worked at Jackson-Triggs and, since moving to B.C. in 2007, has worked at various wineries in the Okanagan Valley. Schatz began her wine career at Summerhill Pyramid Winery and has travelled and worked internationally: Pisoni Vineyards and Winery in California, Domaine Chandon and Yeringberg in Australia’s Yarra Valley and Tawse and Angels Gate in Ontario. Schatz most recently made wine at Vancouver Urban Winery and brewed for its sister company, Postmark Brewing, before joining Okanagan Crush Pad. The new team members replace Jordan Kubek and Tyler Knight, who, along with Ron Kubek, will be opening their own winery in Summerland this coming year.
Three new lawyers have recently joined Fasken’s Vancouver office. Chris Elrick and Martin Twigg have recently joined as associates, while Thelma Zindoga has joined as a staff lawyer. Elrick practises in commercial litigation and international arbitration. Twigg practises in the areas of technology, intellectual property, internet and privacy law. Zindoga completed her articles at the firm and was called to the bar in August; she joins the litigation and dispute resolution practice.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP has welcomed its newest associate, Andrea E. Fammartino. Fammartino joins the firm’s strata property practice group, bringing experience from all areas of strata law with a focus on construction matters, strata governance, bylaws, collections, litigation, human rights, development and civil resolution tribunal matters.
Titmouse, the animation production company, has promoted Kevin Gamble and Jennifer Ray and plans to move its Canadian studio, established in Vancouver in 2013, to a new, larger office early next year. Gamble was promoted to vice-president and supervising producer and will focus on sales, overall studio growth and management strategy. Ray, vice-president and head of production, is moving from the company’s Los Angeles studio to Vancouver as part of her promotion. Ray has 14 years of animation experience, with the last seven being at Titmouse; her production credits include Venture Bros., Turbo FAST and Son of Zorn.
Nancy Matheson, a retired management consultant who has specialized in planning and implementing change for organizations, has been elected board president of Charlford House Society for Women, a Burnaby-based recovery home assisting women to overcome alcohol and drug addiction. Matheson has served on the Charlford House board for four years; she is also the secretary-treasurer for the Krogseth Foundation.
David Keane has been appointed president at Woodfibre LNG Ltd. With more than 36 years of international business experience in the energy sector, Keane will lead the building and operation of the Woodfibre LNG project in Squamish. For the past four years, Keane has served as president and CEO of the BC LNG Alliance. Prior to joining the Alliance, Keane was with BG Group for 10 years serving as vice-president, policy and corporate affairs. He has also served as vice-president and chief administrative officer of Dynegy Europe and spent several years in various roles with Apache Corp. and Conoco Inc. He is also a retired helicopter pilot with the U.S. army.
Hugo Chevrette and Pierre Couture have joined Annex Pro as senior account manager and director of sales, North America, respectively. Chevrette will be based in Annex Pro’s Montreal office, with duties throughout Eastern Canada and the U.S. Couture joins the value-added reseller for content creators in media and entertainment in a newly created position at the company, to support its aggressive growth into various regions in the U.S. and Canada.
Christy Marble has been appointed chief marketing officer (CMO) at Visier, a company focused on people analytics and planning. Marble has more than 25 years of experience in growing fast-paced global marketing teams and most recently served as CMO at SAP Concur. She also served in various executive roles at Vertafore and Sallie Mae. •