Bernard Courtois is the new president/CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada. He recently retired as executive counsel at BCE Inc. and Bell Canada (NL, Dec. 8/03).  David Colville has been re-appointed to another one-year term as the CRTC’s vice-chair for telecommunications and regional commissioner for the Atlantic provinces. He has been vice-chair since 1995 and was initially appointed to the regulator in September 1990. Shaw Communications Inc. has named Zoran Stakic as VP information services. He previously worked for Sprint Canada as VP information systems and technology solutions. The Calgary company also elected Michael O’Brien to its board of directors. He recently retired as CFO at oil company Sunoco. Eugene Kwong has joined Novanet Communications Ltd. as director of technical services. He held a similar position with Comlink Systems, a subsidiary of Cygnal Technologies. Eiger Technology Inc. has promoted Jason Moretto from chief investment officer to CFO. Moretto, who worked at BMO Nesbitt Burns before joining Eiger last March, replaces Keith Attoe, who has retired. VoiceGenie Technologies has appointed John Cameron as executive VP sales and marketing. He is the past president of Avaya Canada and former VP/GM of Lucent’s Octel Messaging division. Chris Worthy is the new chair of the board of Vancouver’s Radiant Communications. He is CEO of private investment firm Worthy Capital. EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has named Guy Marier to its board of directors. The recently retired president of Bell Quebec also sits on the boards of Bell Nordic and Connexim. Huw Williams of Impact Public Affairs has been retained as a lobbyist by the Canadian Association of Internet Providers. He will monitor government policy respecting broadband, Internet broadcasting and copyright at Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage. McCarthy Tétrault has named Jim Skippen as the leader of its technology, communications and intellectual property group in Ottawa. Before joining the law firm, Skippen served as senior VP patent licensing, general counsel and secretary of Mosaid Technologies Inc. Jeffrey Waxman has been appointed president/CEO of Cloakware Corp. The veteran of SilentRunner Inc. and Secure Computing Corp. replaces Fariborz Fallah. Fallah will remain on the board of the Ottawa cybersecurity firm. Jeff Leiper is now editor-in-chief of Decima Publishing, while continuing his role as editor of Canadian NEW MEDIA and of online services. Leiper, who began with Decima’s predecessor company in October 1998, replaces Mario Mota, who will concentrate on his duties as president and publisher. Katherine Gomm is the new research analyst with the United Telecom Council in Washington. A 22-year veteran of the telecom sector, she most recently worked as a project manager for Nortel Networks. The Federal Communications Commission has named two new legal counsels to the chief of the wireline competition bureau. Paul Garnett will be responsible for universal service, numbering and related matters. He joined the FCC in March 2000 from the Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman law firm in the American capital. Robert Tanner will advise on competition, broadband deployment and advanced service issues. He rejoined the commission in 2001 after a stint at Davis Wright Tremaine. He earlier worked for the regulator from 1995 until 1998. The FCC also appointed Nextel Communications Inc. president/CEO Timothy Donahue as chair of its network reliability and interoperability council. The council will study reliability issues and national security for the next two years. Obituary Phillip Goldman, who co-founded the Internet service WebTV and ran the anti-spam firm Mailblocks Inc., died in Los Altos Hill CA on Dec. 26. The 39-year-old is survived by wife Susan and two daughters.