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NABA Secretariat Staff

The NABA Secretariat is managed by the Director-General, who is responsible for carrying out the association's strategy as approved by the Board of Directors and ensuring NABA objectives are achieved. The Director-General is supported by the NABA Secretariat staff.


Michael McEwen
Director-General

Michael McEwen is Director-General of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and was former Secretary General of the organization from 2001 to 2005. From 2006 to 2012 Mr. McEwen was a consultant advising on Media; Strategy, Policy and Broadcast Digital Technologies. Mr. McEwen is a former Chairman and Director of the UK based Media Asset Capital ltd. He is past President of Canadian Digital Television (CDTV) and past President of the World Digital Audio Broadcast (DAB) Forum. In addition, Mr. McEwen spent over 27 years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) including production and executive management roles.

Anh Ngo
Director, Administration

Anh Ngo is the Director of Administration for the North American Broadcasters Association and World Broadcasting Unions and reports directly to NABA's Director-General. Ms. Ngo’s primary responsibilities are to provide continuity on the work plans and activities pertaining to North American and global television and radio industries addressing legal, business development, technical and operational issues. Ms. Ngo also oversees the general office and financial management including the preparation and administration of the budgets for both organizations. In this role, she reports directly to the Director General and the Chairs of the numerous committees. Ms. Ngo is NABA’s longest serving employee, having started her career with the Association in August 1997. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Spanish from McMaster University. In her spare time, she loves to travel and is working towards her Culinary Arts certificate from George Brown College.

Jason Paris
Senior Coordinator

Jason Paris performs the role of Senior Coordinator for both NABA and the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU). In this role, Mr. Paris plans, organizes and coordinates much of the day-to-day administration for the Secretariat, in particular, being the key contact for four Committees: Legal, Radio, Risk Awareness & Continuity, and the WBU-WIPO Broadcaster Treaty Working Group. Along with his colleagues, he also helps organize and plan the content, for both the WBU's bi-annual ISOG Forums and NABA's Annual General Meeting & Conference. Mr. Paris is also the Editor of NABA's bi-monthly NABAcaster newsletter. Mr. Paris' previous positions include coordinating local film production for I.A.T.S.E.'s Toronto Film Office and assisting in the TV publicity department of Alliance Atlantis. He holds a double-major in Mass Communications & Political Science from Toronto's York University and a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Seneca College.

Roxanne Riess
Executive Assistant

Roxanne Riess is Executive Assistant to NABA Director-General, Michael McEwen. In this role, Ms. Riess provides direct administrative and project support to the Director-General. In addition, Ms. Riess provides administrative, office management, and communication support to the Secretariat office, including planning and support for ongoing meetings and special events of NABA Committees and the World Broadcasting Unions. Ms. Riess’ previous positions include coordinating cross-cultural events for Laurier International at Wilfrid Laurier University and assisting in the immigration and medical departments at the Canadian Embassy in Paris, France. She holds a B.A. degree in Global Studies and a minor in Communications Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Vineet Mathur
IT Administrator

Vineet Mathur is IT Administrator for NABA and the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU). Mr. Mathur transitioned into his current role in 2004 and is primarily responsible for overseeing all technology for the organization, including the IT network; managing websites for NABA and WBU, which he redesigned in 2006; and ensuring appropriate technology is available and aligned to support strategic objectives. As required, Mr. Mathur also supports various NABA and WBU activities, including marketing and AGM, ISOG preparation. He has completed CCNA training, holds a Honours B.A. degree with double-specialist in Economics & Political Science and minor in Environmental Economics from the University of Toronto, and certificates in Management from Harvard Business School.

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