Join us on Tuesday December 3rd at the Atwater Library Auditorium for a presentation by Diane Davy, president of Castledale Inc. Doors open at 4pm; presentation to begin at 4:15. Coffee and cookies will be served. Everyone welcome! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before founding Castledale Inc., Diane Davy worked as an executive in a wide variety of companies, gaining the unique ability to bridge an appreciation of creativity with a solid sense of business. Davy was President of Key Porter Books Ltd., an internationally respected Canadian publisher of adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction. She served as President of NextMedia Inc., a marketing and consulting company specializing in television, music and publishing, and was President and Publisher of Greey de Pencier/OWL Books, creators of award winning Canadian children’s books and Publisher of the OWL Group, producers of children’s magazines and television shows.
Davy, wanting to ensure the next generation of cultural leaders can succeed, teaches a course on the Business of Book Publishing as part of the Humber College Creative Book Publishing Program and is an active member of the travelling consultants programs run by both Magazines Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers. She also serves as part-time Executive Director of WorkInCulture (Cultural Careers Council Ontario: www.workinculture.ca).
Diane Davy has served as a member/chair of various industry and not-for-profit boards of directors, including the Association of Canadian Publishers, the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario, the Association for the Export of Canadian Books, Magazines Canada, Scientists in School, the Canadian Children’s Book Centre and PEN Canada.
AELAQ is thrilled to feature Diana Davy in its Professional Development Series and wishes to thank the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) for their financial support, without which the series would not be possible.