who We Are.

You may have participated in ABCOM's Annual Christmas Party and Golf Tournament every year, but who are the masterminds behind these events?  Learn about who we are, check out our mugs and say hi next time you see one of us around

 
Aimed at keeping the industry dynamic, collaborative and forward thinking, ABCOM believes in the importance of educating members on issues and advancements in broadcast, media and advertising though regular seminars.
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Peter Kambo

President

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As ABCOM's current President, Peter is a long-standing ABCOM board member and hails from the Media agency world. Currently he represents at Rogers Media.

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Anna Widomska

Vice President

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Currently ABCOM's Vice President, Anna has over a decade of Media & Advertising experience and has recently moved to the dark side of Sales. You'll find her at Corus Entertainment Inc.

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Rahshina Basi

Secretary/Registrations

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Rahshina is the mastermind behind the ABCOM Christmas Luncheon, and reps for Bell Media.

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Karen Erickson

Treasurer

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Shaw Media

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Shawn Elphick

Board Member

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Shawn is a staple of the ABCOM board - everyone knows this guy. You may recognize his happy face from Rogers Media

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Mike Eggen

Board Member

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Mike is another staple at ABCOM and generally known as the nice guy. You can find him at Bell Media.

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Samantha Short

Board Member

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Samantha is co-mastermind behind the ABCOM Christmas luncheon and hails from soulpepper.

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Andrew Grant

Board Member

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Andrew is a resident board member and has served as 2016's President. He is Jungle Media's Media Supervisor and has over a decade of Media and Advertising Experience.

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Stephanie Kaye

Board Member

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The last President of ABCOM, Steph has been on the board for a number of years. Steph reps for CBS.

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Karley Pike

Board Member

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One of the new ABCOM recruits, Karley comes to us from Bell Media

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Mel Kartusch

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You cannot ignore this fella. Mainly because he's loud. Mel hails from the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group.

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Elim Kwok

Board Member

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Elim is on the Marketing and Digital committee at ABCOM, and is currently stationed at Cactus Club Cafe.

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Kevin Curtis

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Rogers Media

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Chris Ward

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Bell Media

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Michelle Coates

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TELUS

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Sarah Ribarits 

Board Member

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Hard Rock Casino

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Kasi Carnes

Board Member

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Wasserman + Partners

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Katie Howlett

Board Member

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Media Experts

 

Past speakers include Theresa Treutler (President and CEO of Television Bureau of Canada), Jim Macleod (President of BBM Canada), Tim Monaghan (VP and Media Director of Cossette Media) and Gary Belgrave (President of Radio Marketing Bureau).

ABCOM is run by an illustrious group of individuals from various facets of the industry, from radio and television to agency to rep house and advertiser.

In addition, ABCOM strongly believes in recognizing the achievements and services from hard-working professionals within the industry. Each year, the organization awards one outstanding individual the Audrey Award, in honor of the late Audrey Bothamley, who was—and will always remain—a well-respected and beloved member of the community.

Finally, ABCOM fosters the education process of students entering the industry.  Each year, the organization selects one to three BCIT students to receive bursaries, as it is these bright up-and-comers who will change, shape and dictate the future of media.

 

Friends of ABCOM

ABCOM relies on the support of our partners to maintain the level of events we've been able to manage for the past few decades.  Without the dedication of these partners, where would we be if we couldn't host the industry's most notorious annual events, the Christmas Luncheon and the Golf Tournament?  A sincere thanks to all our friends for allowing industry networking to be possible; past present, and future.