Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications
Shelby Schwager is a dynamic and experienced professional currently working as the Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Harvard Media. After joining the organization as a Radio Sales Co-ordinator, she quickly rose through the ranks and embraced digital media with enthusiasm. Prior to her current role, she was self-employed for several years running her own successful Registered Massage Therapy practice. When Shelby isn't hard at work she enjoys spending time with her family, camping in nature, and challenging herself with sport jiujitsu.
Deann Horton is a dedicated and motivated professional who has been providing her expertise in finance ever since she acquired her CMA (now known as CPA- Chartered Professional Accountant) designation in 2000. She has valuable experience from working for Canada Life, which led to a successful tax career in the Insurance, Credit Union and Potash sectors. In 2014, she took on the role of Acting Controller for Harvard Media after being involved with acquisition and due diligence of various businesses through Harvard Developments. Outside of work, she loves spending quality time with her family - husband, kids, and dog - enjoying camping trips with friends, mindfully tending to her flower beds in the gardenm and exploring new places through travels.
Director of Experiences Saskatchewan
Bio coming soon.
Director of News and Information
Andrew Dawson is an experienced award-winning news anchor and reporter. Andrew started his career in Port Alberni BC in 1990 and moved onto Penticton before joining the All-News Radio station CKWX News 1130. One of the original hires for the new “all news format” Andrew quickly worked his up from overnights to being the “Senior Anchor” and Senior Reporter” with News1130. After two years with Omni TV hosting a national TV talk show, Andrew went back to his first love radio, where he worked at the legendary CKNW in Vancouver. In 2008 Andrew and his family moved from BC to Regina where he worked as a news anchor and talk show host until 2020 picking up two RTDNA Best Newscast in Canada awards. After a short stint writing and reading news in Prince Albert in 2021, Andrew was brought in to be News Director at 620CKRM in February of 2022. Andrew is passionate about the power and influence of radio, and its evolution into the digital world.
Program Director - Yorkton
Brad Bazin is the Program Director for two of Harvard Media’s radio stations GX94 & Fox FM in Yorkton, SK.
With over 35 years of broadcast and marketing experience, Brad believes in radio excellence and its continued evolution in the digital space. Embracing new technology while keeping a personal connection with the community.
He is responsible for coaching a new generation of talent and content providers.
Brad has always been involved in a variety of community groups and was Awarded the Prestigious Hal Rogers Fellow (HRH) - the highest award conferred by the Kin Canada Foundation.
He has been a Board Member of The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan since 2005.
Brad uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage others to succeed and share those skills with the community.
Director of Revenue Operations
As Harvard’s Director of Financial Reporting and Special Projects, Jenna champions new initiatives, working with all VPs to ensure workflows and reporting are executed effectively. Jenna is responsible for creating and executing policies and processes primarily related to revenue generating initiatives while managing the financial reporting process of the organization, ensuring stakeholders have effective and accurate information. Jenna joined Harvard in 2011 and previously held the Traffic Manager position .
Program Director Harvard Media
Danny Kid is the Program Director for Harvard Media’s Saskatoon and Regina FM brands. He leads wildly talented teams of on air, creative and branding professionals who craft targeted multi-platform content, soundscapes and promotions designed to appeal to and serve a number of audiences and customers.
Danny has been on the air professionally since 2004 in several markets across Canada, including Halifax, Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, and Kelowna. He now calls Saskatchewan home and is thrilled to be a part of the Harvard Media team and participating in its digital evolution.
Manager of Workplace Experience
Breanne Zilinski started with Harvard Media in January 2020 as a Receptionist for x92.9 and has worked her way up to her current role as the Payroll & HR Administrator for Harvard Media. She has been taking care of her team of 220+ employees since June of 2021 and has truly enjoyed being an Advocate for the People, her working family. As the Payroll & HR Administrator she took on the task of a full payroll system implementation, a group benefit carrier change and has established a number of new processes for the internal payroll department that has helped increase efficiency and productivity. Breanne also began the certification process to earn her Payroll Compliance Practitioner designation in November ’21 and completed her final course in December ’22.
Breanne is a passionate, loyal, and determined woman that has goals to help drive Harvard Media to the top. Together we can be the best in radio, the best online and work for the best employer.
SVP & Chief Digital Officer
John J. Jordan is a Digital & Business Transformation Executive with editorial and entrepreneurial experience with a track record of marrying creative content strategies with audience and revenue growth. John launched The Salt Lake Tribune's first digital effort in the early 1990s and went on to develop or relaunch several other publications during the next decade. His effectiveness as a transformation specialist in each role required integrating a blossoming digital team with traditional newsrooms. He also has experience growing revenue and audience trends through iterating business strategy and pivoting focus. This approach and an ability to sell a vision across a nationwide network of local sales teams saw him launch a digital start-up agency at the McClatchy Company that achieved a $10 million growth target in the first year while maintaining companywide double-digit revenue growth. He applied similar strategies within BH Media Group, where he helped grow digital revenue share for three consecutive years. John's ongoing tenacity and a keen appetite for problem-solving led him to two separate technology companies, Vendasta and TownNews.
Dan is the CEO of Capital / Cornerstone Automotive Group in Canada and the USA with 27 years in the automotive retail industry. The group's latest ventures include three new stores in California including Cadillac of Beverly Hills, the #1 volume dealer in the Western USA region for the 2021 & 2022. Capital Automotive Group owns multiple brands including Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Ford & Lincoln. The stores have received multiple awards and recognition for excellence in automotive retail. Dan also is the President and sits on the board of Harvard Media, a full service advertising agency and media company.
Dan received his MBA in International Business from the Kenneth Levene Graduate School of Business. and is a board member on multiple marketing and strategy boards including US Cadillac National Dealer Council.
As Managing Director of the Hill Companies, Matthew Hill is responsible for providing oversight to the Hill Companies portfolio of businesses including but not limited to; Western Surety, Harvard Media, Harvard Integrations, Harvard Energy, Harvard Investments, and Harvard Western Insurance.
With over 15 years of Venture Capital and investment experience in the technology industry, Matthew’s experience brings unique investment management skills in a changing business environment. During the 1990’s, Matthew was one of the original founding investors and employees of Shopping.com which sold in 1999 to Compaq Computer Corp. In the early 2000's, Mr. Hill joined Prime Ventures, a venture capital firm, based in Santa Monica California. Hill served as director of a number of portfolio investments including a role as Chairman of SuperNation, LLC, overseeing its acquisition in 2003 by Myspace, (AMEX: MIX). In 2005, Mr. Hill founded the e-Commerce business Shopit.com. In the early days of Facebook, Shopit quickly became the largest ecommerce app on the Facebook platform with over 800,000 stores. The company was sold in 2009 to Atrinsic, Inc.
Matthew holds a BA from Boston College, an MBA from Pepperdine University, and a Certification in International and Global Finance from the University of Oxford in Oxford, England. Matthew is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) in both Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Harvard Executive Committee, and sits on the boards of both Western Surety and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.
Director of Learning and Development
Dani Anderson is an incredibly talented and hardworking Director of Learning and Development at Harvard Media. With a marketing major and comprehensive Google certifications in search, display, YouTube, and sales, Dani brings tremendous value to the organization. She enthusiastically works to create engaging courses and learning materials for her company that further employees' skills in digital marketing, sales, and many other areas. Her dedication shines through her achievement of designing an effective learning management system that will empower everyone at Harvard Media to reach their fullest potential. In her free time she enjoys giving back by coaching dance as well as treasuring time spent with her family.
Director of Digital Advertising
Meet Sharique Ali, a Director of Digital Marketing with extensive experience developing and executing digital marketing strategies. With a deep understanding of the latest trends and emerging technologies in digital marketing, Sharique leads a team of skilled professionals to drive brand awareness, customer engagement, and revenue growth across various digital channels. His expertise extends to online marketing channels such as social media, search engines, and display/programmatic advertising. His strategic mindset, analytical skills, and digital acumen enable him to make data-driven decisions and optimize the customer journey at every touchpoint. As a leader, Sharique inspires and motivates his team to push the boundaries of what's possible and strive for excellence. He strongly believes in collaboration and open communication; he works closely with cross-functional teams, sharing insights and recommendations to improve the overall customer experience. With a passion for innovation and a commitment to delivering value to customers, Sharique is a key player stakeholder in Harvard Media's digital marketing efforts. Besides Digital Marketing, Sharique loves researching cars and mobile phone technology. If you are in the market for any of those things, you should check out MKBHD and StraightPipes on YouTube.
Director of Content
Hey, I’m Adam and I'm writing my website bio in first person because I think it’s really weird to write something about myself in third person. If I was gonna do that, I'm not sure I could overcome the urge to start writing a script for a Hollywood adaptation of my life, narrated in full by Morgan Freeman…That would be awesome though. I mean, the movie would suck…But it would be awesome for me. I’m the Creative Director here, but I think that title means a lot of different things to different people. Really, what I do on a day to day basis, is work closely with a team of creative good friends of mine. Together we create whatever is necessary for our clients to win. Digital, traditional, from IMAX screens to bus benches and everything in between, we create it here. I come from the world of automotive advertising, and that has served me well. Cutting through the noise, disrupting, and “abandoning boring” is my vibe. Pair those things with what would likely be defined as a character flaw level of competitiveness, and you’re on your way to the inside of my head. Don’t worry, you don’t have to stay long. Or stay all day and see what happens! (Don’t stay all day, you won’t like it). My passions are entertainment, music, people and laughter. If you look hard enough, you’ll find those things in every job and project that I'm a part of.
Jim McCourtie is Harvard Media’s Director of Brands and Content as well as Program Director for the X brands in Alberta, X 92.9 Calgary, and X100.7 Red Deer.
Jim helps guide, build, and protect Harvard Media’s world-class brands to be attractive, memorable, and preferred by our audiences. He is responsible for the growth of our brands across all channels ensuring an entertaining and productive relationship with our customers.
Jim has contributed to Canadian media in several provinces and has received accolades from the New York Festival, the Crystal Awards, and Canadian Music Week. Jim has been responsible for creative campaigns, original content, and digital media teams with Corus Entertainment, Maritime Broadcast Systems, and Bell Media.
Jim is ecstatic to be a part of Harvard Media’s content evolution to continue to be a leader in international media.
VP Engineering & Technology
Chris Terpsma is the VP of Engineering and Infrastructure at Harvard Media with 20 years of experience maintaining and developing Broadcast, Infrastructure and IT equipment and innovating technical solutions to serve Harvard's growing success.
SVP Revenue Operations & Enablement
Karen Broderick is Harvard Media’s Sr. Vice President of Revenue Operations and Enablement. She works collaboratively with the Chief Revenue Officer to lead Harvard Media’s Sales Teams, driving growth and delivering the best customer experience possible. Karen is responsible for shaping and executing strategies that deliver Harvard’s growth targets by driving continued sales, maximizing efficiency, and bringing a data-driven framework to help guide the direction of the organization. Karen has had a long career with Harvard Media, now in her 37th year, holding numerous senior positions, and has spent a lifetime learning and embracing every facet of growth and change throughout this time.
SVP & Chief Revenue Officer
As Harvard’s Chief Revenue Officer, Gary leads our client solution teams across all platforms, working in concert with our VP of Revenue Operations on sales function and creating alignment that best serves our customers. Gary is responsible for creating a vision and strategy for generating client solutions that align with the company’s overall strategy bringing together our radio and digital offerings. Prior to Gary’s current role, he was VP of Sales for Harvard. Gary joined Harvard Media in 2007 after a 15-year media career in Toronto to expand our radio footprint and execute our digital go-to-market strategy.
Chief Financial Officer
Experienced Financial Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry with previous experience in insurance and public practice. Strong finance professional skilled in Internal Audit, Managerial Finance, External Audit, Strategic Planning, and Accounting.
George Leith is the Executive Vice President and Managing Partner of Harvard Media. He leads the senior leadership team and along with the board of directors, crafts and executes the vision and strategic direction of Harvard Media.
From 2012 - 2023 George helped build the customer-facing teams for the global tech juggernaut Vendasta Technologies. During his tenure, Vendasta grew from 1M to over 100M in annual recurring revenue. He was responsible for leading the sales guild of over 250 professionals serving 70,000 partners worldwide. He also created the Conquer Local Podcast which won 3 awards and grew to 265 episodes, listened to in 50 countries.
With over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry and more than two decades of progressive leadership with The Hill Companies, Tina provides strategic collaboration, governance oversight, risk management, and operational leadership to The Hill Companies’ diverse business interests. These include real estate, broadcasting, manufacturing, and insurance sectors. She also leads all mergers and acquisitions for the various businesses.
In 2004, she was appointed Vice President, Investments with Harvard Developments and on January 2021, was named Managing Director of The Hill Companies Diversified Holdings, becoming the newest member of the Hill Companies Executive Committee.
Tina is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CMA) and holds the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Designation (ICD.D).
Tina currently serves on the Board of Directors of Economic Development Regina (EDR), The Globe Theatre, SaskEnergy, Harvard Western Insurance, and One Life Makes a Difference Foundation.
Vice President and COO
Cam convocated from the University of Saskatchewan with his Bachelor of Commerce Degree in 1981. He began his career in the field of marketing and held positions with Procter & Gamble and the Saskatchewan Roughriders before moving to broadcasting.
In 1983 Cam joined The Hill Companies as an Account Executive with CKCK Television in Regina, SK and later assumed the position of Retail Sales Manager. Throughout his career, Cam has held a number of senior management positions with multi market and multi station responsibilities throughout western Canada. In 1991, he joined Craig Media Inc. as General Sales Manager and held various titles within the organization including: Vice President Television Manitoba, Vice President Revenue Management and Sales Administration and Vice President & General Manager of Citytv Winnipeg.
Cam returned to The Hill Companies in 2008 and now serves as the Vice President & COO for Harvard Broadcasting Inc. Under this position, he manages the daily operations of the company and oversees all strategic planning and broadcast initiatives.
In addition to his corporate responsibilities Cam has served on several industry committees and boards on local and national levels including: WAB (Western Association of Broadcasters) CAB (Small Market Committee), TVB (Television Executive Committee), BBM (Television Executive Committee), and has served as the President for the Broadcasters Association of Manitoba.