Dan Dagg - Board Chair
Dan is the CEO of H2 Accelerator, one of Vancouver Island’s largest marketing-communications firms and the Past Chair of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, and the chair of VIEA’s Island Good Committee. A graduate of UBC, Dan is also a Certified Advertising Agency Practitioner, a certified facilitator of the Pacific Institutes Investment in Excellence program and holds the ICD.D with the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada. H2 has won dozens of international creative and marketing awards over the years -- working with local, regional, and national brands to accelerate growth through strategic thinking and advanced technology.
Bill Whitehead - Managing Director
Bill has 25+ years progressive experience in the advertising and marketing communications industry and has led Whitehead Agency Group for over two decades. His focus is branding, strategic planning, and creative development. Bill has a rich educational background in health sciences earned at McMaster University and University of Toronto and extensive experience with clients in healthcare, medical tourism, and related fields. In addition, Bill is Past President of the Society of Ontario Advertising Agencies (SOAA), and a regular guest speaker and contributing writer on marketing, technology and a range of brand communications topics that relate to healthcare.
Jean-Francois Larouche - Director, Conference Chair
Jean-François gives time a great value, because it gives him the chance to push his limits. It is with this philosophy that the advertiser nurtures, at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris and at Laval University, is accomplished through the key positions of an advertising agency. From creation to strategy, to the presidency of his own company, demonstrating exceptional leadership within agencies in Chicago, Toronto and Quebec, he applies his knowledge to the benefit of people who surround.
Correy Myco - Director
Correy has over 25 years in the industry. His award-winning work includes being named the 2019 Manitoba Communicator of the Year, as well as a prestigious Clio and dozens of industry awards for creativity, strategy and outcomes. He has established a reputation for excellence and is sought after by senior executives for strategy, creative concept development, issues management and reputation advice. Argyle’s clients and team members alike benefit from his strengths as a creative director, strategist and leader. His depth of experience grows out of the multiple high-profile and evidence-based provincial programs he has steered. His areas of expertise are predominately in social issues-based marketing.
Maurice Rinaldi - Director
Maurice Rinaldi is the founder, President and CEO of Agence Rinaldi, in Montreal. He leads the firm into developing solid relationships and successful assignments since the agency creation in August of 1994. As of July 1st, 2019, Agence Rinaldi acquired a B2B Agency, Maestro Communications and has successfully integrated Maestro Communications within the Agence Rinaldi offices. Maurice Rinaldi makes use of his experience and his expertise to counsel at senior level for multinationals and executive boards. Volunteer and philanthropist, he participates in different foundations and associations, such as, t-CAN, Member of The Provincial Board of Advisors, Heart and Stroke and Director, John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition.
Jenny Smith - Director
With 25 years in the advertising and marketing business, Jenny is no stranger to creating internationally recognized, award-winning advertising. She is Atlantic Canada’s most decorated creative person, winning literally hundreds of gold and platinum national and international awards and accolades over the course of her career. She’s the owner and President of Ray - an independent agency based in St. John’s, launched in 2013. Jenny has judged every regional and national award show in Canada (sometimes more than once). And has had the good fortune to judge Cannes, D&AD, and LIA. She serves on several boards including Ever Green Recycling, Artistic Fraud Theatre, Opera on the Avalon, and the Genesis Client Success Committee for start-ups in NL. She lives in St. John’s with her husband, two teens, and Nacho the cat.