Kevin Bennis, president and CEO of Call-Net Enterprises Inc, has been appointed to the board of directors of the CLEC. He has been running the parent company of Sprint Canada since last year.  At Group Telecom Robert Watson has been named EVP carrier services. He is the former president of Shaw FiberLink Ltd, and previously served as president and COO of STN Inc and president and CEO of ACC Telenterprises Ltd. Another Shaw FiberLink alumnus, Malcolm Rodrigues, has been appointed senior VP operations. Ashok Bhatt is the new senior VP engineering. He used to work at Bell Canada International, Bell Sygma and Bell Canada. Norigen Communications has named Wendy Smith as its new VP client services. She joins the company from Bell Canada. Thomas Gillet has been appointed to the board of directors of C1 Communications Inc. The president and CEO of Digital Broadband Communications Inc is based in Waltham MA. Terence Jarman knows about rising through the ranks. In late January he was appointed vice chair, corporate at Bell Canada. In early April, he was named CEO of Teleglobe Communications, Reston VA. He replaces Paolo Guidi, who stays on as Teleglobe chair. Telus Corp has named John Maduri as EVP of the telco and president of Telus Mobility. The veteran of Maxxcom Inc and Rogers Communications replaces Arnie Stephens, who has been interim president of the wireless division. Wayne Bussey is the new president of the Telecom Applications Research Alliance of Halifax. He replaces Brian Penney, who resigned. Bussey had been acting president while Penney was on sick leave. Calgary-based Shaw Communications Inc has created a division to manage investments in technology, Internet, interactive television, e-commerce and telecom companies. The founding president of Shaw Ventures is Mike Abram, former president of Ikon Office Solutions. The Canadian Association of Internet Providers has selected its new board of directors. Chairing the group will be Philip Brazeau of PSINet Ltd while David Schmidt of InterNet Kingston will be vice chair. PacketWorks president John Fagg is the treasurer. Named to the board are Clyde Beattie of Aloak Inc, John Boynton of Sprint Canada, eagle.ca president Thomas Copeland, Julie Garcia of AOL Inc, Bell Canada's Denis Henry, John LaCalamita of UUNet, Paul Lamontagne of Look Communications, IBM Canada's Margo Langford, Ross Lillies of AT&T Canada, Bill Neale of Telus, InterJonction's Gabriel Politis and Dennis Simpson of Barrie Connex Inc. Charles Childers is returning to Nortel Networks as chief marketing officer. He had earlier left the company to join Bell Nexxia, most recently as senior VP sales and marketing. RYCOM Inc of Mississauga ON has appointed Michael Stephens as GM of technology. He has previously worked for Telehub Network Services in Gurnee IL and at AT&T Canada. Vancouver-based Allegro Property Inc has bought Valdor Fiber Optics Inc and named Terry Soriano as COO. He formerly worked at Tyco Electronics Passive Products Group. Valdor has appointed Mirko Cukrov, previously with Oplink Inc, as VP sales and marketing. Michel Rondeau, a veteran of AT&T Bell Laboratories, has joined the board of Allegro. Judy Shuttleworth is the new EVP human resources for Telus. The 35-year telecom veteran had been acting as HR chief since last fall. Her most recent position was senior VP human resources. Decima Publishing Inc announces the return of a writer to its fold. Jeff Leiper is the new editor of Canadian NEW MEDIA, an affiliate publication to Network Letter. Leiper served as editor of Report on Wireless under the newsletters' previous ownership and joins the company after a brief sojourn at High Road Communications. Mark Bourrie, editor of our affiliated publication Canadian Communications Reports, has been nominated for a National Magazine Award in the social affairs category. The prizes will be handed out May 26 in Toronto.