David Thomson, Chairman of The Globe and Mail Inc., is pleased to announce the following appointment to the board of directors.
Joining the board at its April 10th meeting in Toronto is Gus Carlson, who brings a wealth of experience.
Gus Carlson is a New York-based communications and marketing consultant with more than 30 years of experience with major global public corporations and institutions, including Thomson Reuters, Accenture, Standard & Poor’s, Honeywell, Barnes & Noble and Cornell University. Most recently he was Global Chief Marketing Officer for Thompson Reuters in New York, where he was responsible for the creation and global management of the Thompson Reuters brand, as well as the company’s internal and external communications strategy. His specialties include brand strategy and positioning, reputation management and crisis communications, executive/leadership communications, and media and investor relations. Mr. Carlson is also a former business journalist for The New York Times and The Miami Herald, where he was a member of the editorial staff awarded the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor in Canada. Mr. Carlson is the author of several business books and serves as a director on a number of corporate and foundation boards. He is a graduate of Queen’s University.
The new Globe and Mail board now consists of David Thomson (Chairman); David Binet, President of Woodbridge, the Thomson family’s private investment company; Kevin Crull, President of Bell Media, including CTV and TSN; Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail; and Messrs Pentland and Carlson.