MY BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH I hold three roles in Vancouver. Well, three and a half. I am the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Business in Vancouver Media Group, which publishes the weekly BIV newspaper and a portfolio of some two dozen magazines, publishes biv.com, stages about 30 events each year, and produces a weekly podcast that I co-host. I am the Vice-President, Editorial, for Glacier Media, the parent company of BIV, and oversee standards and practices for the chain. I teach Ethics and Leadership as an Adjunct Professor and the Executive-in-Residence at the Graduate School of Journalism at University of British Columbia. I am the former Executive Director of the Organization of News Ombudsmen. In 2014 I ran for Mayor of Vancouver under the banner of the Non-Partisan Association. Before my time at BIV I was the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief at Self-Counsel Press. I am the former CBC Ombudsman of English Services and have held the senior editorial roles at CTV News, The Hamilton Spectator and Southam News. I was the founding Executive Editor of National Post, Managing Editor of The Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Bureau Chief and General News Editor at The Canadian Press, and host on CBC Newsworld, among other media roles. As you can see, I've been terribly lucky. My social networking includes activity on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. In the rear-view mirror digitally are themediamanager.com and rockzombies.us. I had to let go. New music remains a passion (I was Canadian editor of Billboard Magazine for nine years), as do running, goaltending, golf and boxing. I was born in Toronto, raised by a single mother, discovered in 2019 through DNA testing a sister, who helped us find our father, then a brother. I have a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University.