News | 05/05/2006 4:00 am EDT
After a year of wooing him, CanWest MediaWorks Inc. has finally named Brett Manlove to the position of senior VP, broadcast sales and marketing. Previously the company’s VP of local sales since 2001, Manlove came to CanWest MediaWorks when it acquired WIC Western International Communication’s television broadcast assets in 2000. Manlove began his broadcast career in the 1980s with an account executive post at WIC’s BCTV/CHEK station. "In the course of the past year, we have met with a number of interesting candidates, however, none with the level of expertise or passion that Brett brings to our business," Joe Mangione, president of sales and marketing at CanWest MediaWorks. "I am very pleased that Brett has accepted this position and that we have been able to fill the role from within the company."
Manlove fulfills several other functions at organizations other than CanWest MediaWorks, including president of the Broadcast Association of British Columbia, treasurer of the Television Bureau of Canada, board member at the Advertising Standards Council of Canada, and trustee of the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.