CCSA Names Ian Spencer as New Manager, Contracts

QUISPAMSIS (NB), April 29th, 2020 - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) is pleased to announce that Ian Spencer will be joining the organization as Manager, Contracts effective May 4th, 2020. Spencer will be responsible for supporting Lori Rosenberg, CCSA’s Vice President, Contracts in negotiating current and future CCSA Master Programming Agreements, managing staff in the administration of the Agreements and implementing various CCSA Member services.  He will replace Debbie Randon, CCSA’s current Manager, Contracts, who, after providing stellar service to the organization and its Members for over 20 years, will retire in July.

Most recently with CBC / Radio-Canada as Manager, Television and News Distribution, Spencer has 20 years’ experience working in the media industry – including at Bell Media and Rogers Media – with a background spanning contract negotiations, administration, client management and marketing.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Ian to the CCSA team,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of the CCSA. “His industry experience, in addition to his account management, organizational skills and bilingualism, will support CCSA’s continued ability to negotiate and administer beneficial programming contracts for our Members, and maintain our strong partner relationships.”

Spencer will operate from his home base in Whitby, Ontario.



The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 110 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services across Canada. Those companies serve hundreds of thousands of customers in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. They include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They connect hundreds of thousands of Canadians whom otherwise might not have access to these critical communications services.  For more information, visit



Cheryl Mangusso
Manager, Communications                                                                                           
Phone: (506) 849-1334 ext. 217