TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - Immee Chee Wah, Vice President of Business Planning for Rogers Publishing, has been named Magazines Canada's Volunteer of the Year for 2013, Magazines Canada announced today.
An industry leader willing to take on the tough files, Immee Chee Wah serves as the magazine media representative on the board of directors of Access Copyright, and is a volunteer member of the Blue Box committee of Magazines Canada. She has worked closely with Access Copyright on fundamental organizational changes designed to prepare our sector for the reality of copyright in Canada today.
But it is in the complex world of recycling where Chee Wah has taken on what has emerged as an escalating threat to our industry's wellbeing in every jurisdiction in Canada. "Immee's razor-sharp analytical skills and her ability to ask the tough questions -- often repeating them until they are answered to the industry's satisfaction -- serves our entire sector immeasurably," said Mark Jamison, CEO of Magazines Canada. "We thank Immee for her generosity in sharing a unique understanding of complex issues."
In her current role, Chee Wah oversees production and logistics for all Rogers magazines and is also responsible for regulatory matters. She has held various roles in publishing, including Group Circulation Director and Vice President of Business Development. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Western Executive Program.
The Magazines Canada Volunteer of the Year Award is awarded annually to one individual whose outstanding volunteer contributions have had a national impact on the Canadian magazine industry.
Chee Wah will receive her award at the Magazines Canada Luncheon on Thursday, June 5, 2014 at MagNet: Canada's Magazine Conference at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown at 475 Yonge St. in Toronto.
About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national trade association representing Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business media magazines. French and English member titles offer a wide range of topics including business, professional, news, politics, sports, arts and culture, leisure, lifestyle, women and youth, made available on multiple platforms. The association focuses on government affairs, services to the advertising trade, circulation marketing and the development of career skills for and the recognition of excellence among the people who work in Canada's magazine media. Visit magazinescanada.ca.