As a former award-winning journalist and corporate communications strategist, Mark Sherwin brings a valuable dual perspective to strategic communications management.
Before joining CorpWorld in 1996, Mark held a leadership role at the Ontario Medical Association where he was responsible for focusing and strengthening the Association’s media and public relations programs and communication to its 22,000 members. Prior to that, Mark worked for the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services and was seconded to a project team establishing the Ontario Training and Adjustment Board (OTAB) where he managed all communications. Mark was appointed Director of OTAB's Communications and Marketing Branch when the agency became operational in 1993.
Mark was a reporter and newscaster for CFRB Radio in Toronto for five years before joining NBC Radio Network News as a foreign correspondent. Mark's first foreign assignment was in Central America. Based in El Salvador, he covered the civil war and conflicts in neighbouring Guatemala and Honduras. Later, Mark was assigned to report on Southern Africa from NBC's bureau in Johannesburg. Mark returned to Toronto in 1988 to join CBC Television as a reporter for the news program, CBC at Six.
As a member of the CBC's Investigative Reporting Unit, Mark won a Gold Medal from the International Television and Film News Awards for a special report documenting high levels of lead in the drinking water of several Toronto area elementary schools. As a result of his investigative report, the government immediately banned the use of lead-based solder in water pipes and implemented widespread water testing throughout the school system.
Mark became President of CorpWorld when he acquired the company in 2002.