The Intouch Editorial Board operates exclusively for the advancement of the Ivey Business School and its alumni magazine, Intouch, by fostering mutual communication and support between the School and its alumni body and by providing valuable feedback to improve the alumni experience through the publication. It has an advisory capacity for the editorial staff in the Ivey Alumni Relations department.
Peter Furnish, HBA 1992
Peter Furnish serves as Vice-President of Marketing at Cineplex Inc, one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies. Prior to that he held progressively senior roles on category leading brands HBO, Virgin Mobile, Budweiser (Labatt Breweries), and the Walt Disney Company. Peter currently serves on the board of the Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) and is also a member of the Board of Governors at Royal St. George’s College in Toronto.
Katherine Scarrow, EMBA 2015
Before moving into the role of digital strategist for the Globe and Mail’s content studio, Katherine Scarrow was the editor of the Report on Small Business section. She is also the chief marketing officer of BareBones Bartending and has served as a branding consultant to tech startup Nanolytix.
Katherine completed her EMBA at the Ivey Business School in 2016.
Luke Sklar, HBA 1978
As the founder of Sklar Wilton & Associates, Luke has spent almost 30 years working to create a place, where smart people can come to work and make a real difference in the lives of their clients.
He embodies the SW&A mantra of helping others succeed and primarily does it by holding up a mirror to his and his clients’ business to get to the guts of the issue.
Luke Began his career at General Foods in 1978. Today Sklar Wilton & Associates helps companies like Mars, Canadian Tire, and Tim Horton’s make smarter, fact-based decisions.
Luke was inducted into the AMA Marketing Hall of Legends in 2015.
Mary Weil, Lecturer, Ivey Business School
Mary teaches Communications in Ivey’s HBA and MSc programs covering topics such as corporate and personal reputation, presentation skills and interpersonal skills. She regularly writes cases about the communication issues that companies face including recovering from social media disasters and how to handle hostile media encounters.
Mary is a member of the Management Communications Association, a group of U.S. and Canadian university management communication faculty members. She graduated from Western University with a Master of Arts in Journalism and spent several years as a reporter and television producer.
On the public relations side, Mary handled Ivey’s media outreach for several years, more than doubling the number of faculty quoted in the national and international media. She has provided media training for Ivey faculty members as well as other professionals. She’s worked with a range of corporate clients at firms both large (Volvo CE) and small (ZTR, EarthWear Face & Body). Mary especially enjoys helping entrepreneurs find the best way to tell their stories.
Prior to joining Ivey in 2005, Mary worked at CTV's Business News Network (BNN) in a series of progressively higher positions. She booked high-profile Fortune 500 CEOs as guests, managed a dozen staff, and produced two-and-a-half hours of live programming every day.
Jeff Weiss, HBA 1986, MBA 1991
With over 25 years of marketing experience on both the client and agency sides of the business, Jeff has a solid understanding of what it takes to be successful in marketing to women. His stints at Pepsi, Gillette, Dannon and Sprint Canada helped to hone his marketing and business skills, while working with clients including Kraft, KitchenAid, Unilever and the Dairy Farmers of Canada ensures that the agency develops and executes brand-building programs that resonate with women.
In addition to running Harbinger, Jeff is also an active Board Member for the Toronto Santa Claus Parade and a member of the Editorial Board for the Ivey’s alumni magazine. In his spare time, Jeff can often be seen on the tennis court with his family.