IT World Canada Announces Key Executive Appointments

TORONTO, ONTARIO — Jun 24, 2010 — Michael Atkins, President of Laurentian Media Group and Chairman of IT World Canada Inc. ("ITWC") is pleased to announce several recent executive appointments.

Fawn Annan has been appointed President and Group Publisher for IT World Canada. Fawn has been with ITWC for 15 years serving at various times as GM, for Executive Events, Marketing Director, Publisher of the Enterprise Division and VP Operations and Chief Strategist. Prior to her work at ITWC Fawn owned her own animation company and an events company which produced the Open Systems Shows in Canada. Fawn has been an innovator throughout her business career and will bring the same entrepreneurial flare to her new position as she has to her previous endeavours.

Laurie Chasse has been appointed Vice President Operations for ITWC. This position includes responsibility for Web Ops, Project Management Office, Creative Services, Logistics, IT Services, and the Web Development team. Laurie has been the Director of IT Development at ITWC for one year. Previously Laurie was the Director, Applications Development at Primus Telecommunications Canada, and Manager Software Development for London Telecom.

David Spindler has joined ITWC as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. His previous position before running his own consulting business was as Director, e Business and Vendor Business Development for Tech Data and earlier serving as Director of Sales, Strategic Markets for Tech Data. David previously served as Regional Manager for Ingram Micro Inc. (Canada) David brings years of sales and eCommerce experience to ITWC.

Brad McBride has been appointed Publisher of Canada's premier channel publication Computer Dealer News. With 20 years of sales and sales management experience in the Technology B to B sector, Brad will continue to oversee strategic accounts for ITWC and will manage all Custom Publishing. Brad's most recent position was Director of Sales for ITWC.

Sionne Roberts, GM for ITWC's Visability division, its new marketing optimization services area, has taken the additional responsibility of overseeing ITWC's new Tech Learning Space e-Platform. Prior to joining ITWC, Sionne managed a diverse portfolio of interactive advertising clients as Associate Director, Media Solutions with, one of Canada's leading Web publishers.

A variety of other realignments at ITWC include the appointment of Donna Butts as Director of the Project Management Office and Logistics and Steve Kawalit as Audience Acquisition Marketing Manager.


IT World Canada is an affiliate of the International Data Group (IDG) the world's largest publisher of computer related information and the leading Global provider of information services on information technology. IT World Canada is a unit of the Laurentian Media Group headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. For more information, visit [].