Canadian Broadcast Sales President Patrick Grierson Announces Retirement
December 20, 2016 at 7:49 AM (PT)
CANADIAN BROADCAST SALES President PATRICK GRIERSON has announced that he will retire on MAY 31, 2017. GRIERSON, who worked in sales with STANDARD BROADCASTING and headed its sales division and then served as Pres./CEO of UNITED BROADCAST SALES in 1987-93, merged UBS with ALL CANADA to create CANADIAN BROADCAST SALES, now jointly owned by ROGERS and CORUS, in 1993; he will remain with the company in an advisory role until MAY 2018.
"We at CBS are so blessed to have fostered a wonderful corporate culture of dedication and innovation," said GRIERSON. "I truly feel like I haven't worked a day in 40 years."
"A true pioneer, PATRICK's innovative spirit and visionary prowess has had a lasting impact on the Canadian radio landscape," said ROGERS RADIO SVP JULIE ADAM. "I have had the pleasure of working with PATRICK for more than a decade, and during that time he has become not only a mentor, but a trusted friend. I wish him all the very best."
"PATRICK has been a powerful voice for radio with advertisers and deserves endless praise for his years of service to the industry," said CORUS SVP/GLOBAL NEWS, CORUS RADIO and Station Operations TROY REEB. "His work has not only strengthened CBS but broadcasting itself, by bringing together competing broadcasters and their clients. He leaves a lasting impact and his tenacity and legendary sense of humour will be missed."