Powers takes role at Bell Globemedia


OTTAWA -- Mary Powers will join Bell Globemedia, which owns Canadian private broadcaster CTV Inc., as senior vp of corporate communications at the end of the month. Most recently, she was vp communications at CHUM Ltd., the Toronto-based broadcaster that Bell Globemedia is awaiting regulatory approval to acquire in a $1.7 billion takeover. "Mary's appointment is permanent and in the normal course. However, if the regulators approve the CHUM transaction, an added benefit of her presence at BGM will be to aid in the integration of the two companies," Bell Globemedia president and CEO Ivan Fecan said Tuesday in a statement. At CHUM, Powers handled both domestic and international communications, was responsible for investor relations, and was a member of the company's senior management group.