The Bessies is presented by the Broadcast Executive Society (BES) and produced by the Television Bureau of Canada (TVB). Kim Dougherty, President of BES, wishes to thank the Bessies' judging panel and all our sponsors and supporters for helping make this year's show a success.

Executive Co-Producer: Brent Choi, Chief Creative & Integration Officer, JWT
Executive Co-Producer: Kim Dougherty – President, BES
AV Producer: Ariel Brothman, TVB
Event Planner: Karine Picard, TVB
Show Producer, Director: Andy Stinton
Show Production Manager: Nancy Sinclair
Audio Visual Events Supplier: AV-Canada Inc.


Brent ChoiCCIO (Bessies Chair)JWT
Denise RossettoECD (Vice-Chair)DS&P
Israel DiazCCO Y&R
Nellie KimCDLG2
Mia ThomsettCD Dare Vancouver
Sanya GrujicicSenior Writer Sid Lee
Brian MurrayGroup Creative DirectorCundari
Shawn King President & CCOExtreme Group (Halifax)
Ari Elkouby CDZulu

Cynthia HeydVP Integrated ProducerTaxi
Karen LarmourGroup CDLeo Burnett
Tom WestinFounding PartnerGrayson Matthews
Dan FordExec. ProducerSons & Daughters
Harland WeissExec. Producer OPC
Melanie HiderEditor Saints Editorial
Aaron StarkmanCD Rethink
Jeanic LarocqueProducerSid Lee
Lance MartinECDUnion

Thanks to AdBeast for hosting The Bessies website. We would also like to thank the following people and companies for their contributions:

Show Theme: JWT
Creative Director: Brent Choi
Copywriter: Saro Ghazarian
Art Director: Denise Cole
Digital Art Director: Thomas Hong
Account Supervisor: Dori Applebaum
Head of Production: Andrew Schulze
Print Producer: Susan Goodfellow
Line Producer: Jenna Craig
Director: Axyz – Davey Birrell
Director of Photography: Davey Birrell
Post Production: Axyz – Brodie McNeill
Audio Post Facility: RMW/Eggplant/Sauce