Michelle Mearns Named Vice President of Programming and Operations for SiriusXM Canada

TORONTO, May 30, 2022 /CNW/ – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, is pleased to announce that Michelle Mearns joined as Vice President of Programming and Operations, reporting to the CEO Mark Redmond. She will be responsible for the development and production of all Canadian programming as well as technical operations.

“Michelle is a respected industry leader and will bring an experienced and fresh perspective to our business,” said Redmond. “We are very pleased to welcome him to the team to lead the charge as our content offering continues to grow and evolve.”

With over 20 years of experience in streaming, podcasting, digital marketing and developing music and entertainment partnerships, Michelle joins SiriusXM from Apple (Canada), where she led strategic partnerships, content marketing and played an important role in the launch of Apple Music in Canada. She has developed growth initiatives, strategy and content marketing for all Apple service brands, including Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Books and Apple Podcasts. Prior to joining Apple, Michelle led all marketing and communications activities for Twitter Canada and Facebook Canada. Previously, she was responsible for marketing and communications for CBC Music and worked in promoting artists within the Island/Def Jam division of Universal Music Canada.

“Having honed my background in music and entertainment, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to develop the Canadian programming strategy for SiriusXM,” Mearns said. “The company has an inspiring vision for the future, a strong business model and an established management team which I am delighted to join.”

Mearns joins as john lewis, Senior Vice President, Programming and Operations, has made the decision to retire after 17 years with SiriusXM Canada. “John has been integral to the launch and success of this business and has brought his passion, leadership and drive to every stage of SiriusXM’s evolution,” said Redmond. “A revered member of the broadcast industry, we wish him the best in his retirement.”

About SiriusXM Canada

Sirius XM Canada Inc., doing business as SiriusXM Canada, is the nation’s leading audio entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and delivers commercial-free music; top-notch sports talks and live events; the comedy; new; podcasts; and exclusive discussions and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from all major automakers, as well as smartphones and all connected devices on the SXM app. For more information, visit siriusxm.ca.

Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanadaon Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.

SiriusXM radios and accessories are available at retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. Additionally, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicle services, offering customers access to a suite of safety, security and convenience services, including automatic accident notification, vehicle recovery assistance, stolen vehicle, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.

SiriusXM Canada has been named one of from Canada Best Managed Companies 13 consecutive years and is currently a Platinum Club member.

SOURCESirius XM Canada Inc.

For further information: SiriusXM Canada Contact: Jennifer Charlebois, Senior Manager, Communications, 416-528-6678, [email protected]

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