Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. has appointed a new CEO.
Doug McKenzie is the outgoing CEO.
I don’t know if this appointment has taken place, this may explain why the corporate web pages are being cleaned up and people have had difficulty getting into them.
I can tell you the information is in the print edition of ChristianWeek, I can’t find it online.
While I’ve been given a name of the new CEO, I can’t find a press release, can’t find it on the ChristianWeek website and I can’t find this new CEO anywhere in Google, so I’m not comfortable putting his name up until I have confirmation.
If you can confirm the new Crossroads CEO please leave a comment.
Update: An act of kindness from ChristianWeek. Merry Christmas ChristianWeek! And Merry Christmas to the BDBO tipster!
Telecommunications entrepreneur Don Simmonds stepped into the roles of CEO and chair of the amalgamated boards of Crossroads Christian Communications and 100 Huntley Street at the end of October without fanfare. No mention of the change appeared on the Crossroads website.
His resume boasts a 30-year career as a successful entrepreneur. Simmonds founded both the Clearnet wireless network”which was sold in 2001 to Telus”and technology company AirIQ Inc.
Simmonds says Crossroads is looking at broadening its target audience to reach Canadians at various points along their spiritual journey with Christian faith and values programming.
There is no word on why Doug McKenzie left and he did not return queries from the magazine reporters.
Since October. October. And Doug McKenzie is chosing not to speak to a trusted reliable news outlet.
So, who is on the almagamated board?
Do you think Crossroads will be able to reach a new audience?
Update: Don Simmonds has made his introductory statement as CEO on the corporate webpage at Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. December 15, 2009.
The Board of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. is pleased to announce that on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, Ron Mainse re-engaged with Crossroads as it’s Spiritual Director and the Executive Producer of 100 Huntley Street.
That took 6 months. And the previous I didn’t know what a ponzi scheme was is offered:
As reported previously, Ron had personally invested, and encouraged friends to invest, in a vehicle that subsequently was found by U.S. authorities to be an illegal investment scheme. Ron was unaware of the illegal nature of the investment, and it has resulted in a personal loss for Ron and Ann, along with those that invested. It did not involve funds of the Crossroads ministry.
It was ’50 to 60′ people Ron Mainse publicly acknowledges he personally drew into Axcess Automation/Funds. He made a statement on TV about restitution in his comeback interview, and that has been that. I take it Canadian financial regulators are content to let the US handle the illegal stuff.
The web presence for 100 Huntley continues to be updated. The 100 Huntley Street Twitter feed is a running commercial, the 100 Huntley Street page has more videos, the YouTube channel is quiet and no one on 100 Huntley Street Facebook knows or cares there is a new CEO/board chair. Gotta love our Canadian Christian couch potatoes.