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Donna KerryGroup Publisher
Donna Kerry

Donna Kerry is the publisher of Advisor Group, which includes Advisor’s Edge, Advisor’s Edge Report, Conseiller, and She is also the Group Publisher of National and Canadian Insurance Top Broker magazines. Donna joined Advisor Group in 2003 and brings 17 years of magazine publishing and integrated sales experience having worked on various publications in the healthcare, and news and business divisions of Rogers.

Philip Porado
Executive Editor, Advisor Group
Philip Porado

Philip Porado is executive editor of Advisor Group, which includes Advisor’s Edge,, Advisor’s Edge Report and our conference division. Prior to joining Advisor Group in 2004, Philip wrote and edited a weekly newsletter geared toward regulatory and compliance professionals at U.S. brokerage firms. He has been on the staff of several U.S. magazines and newspapers and is a graduate of the American University in Washington, D.C.

Melissa ShinDeputy Editor
Melissa Shin

Melissa Shin is Deputy Editor of Advisor Group. Before joining the team in 2011, Melissa was managing editor of Corporate Knights, an independent magazine focused on clean capitalism. She was awarded a Great Waters Fellowship by the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources in 2010 and is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University.

Suzanne SharmaAssociate Managing Editor
Suzanne Sharma

Suzanne Sharma is Associate Managing Editor of Advisor Group. Before joining the team, Suzanne was associate editor at Advisor Group’s sister publications, Canadian Insurance Top Broker and Corporate Risk Canada. She has a background in business journalism, and has created editorial content for national magazines, websites and newspapers.

Dean DiSpalatroSenior Editor
Dean DiSpalatro

Dean DiSpalatro is senior editor of Advisor Group. Before joining the team, he was a faculty member at Concordia University in Montreal. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought in December, 2007. His primary interests include the writings of Machiavelli, twentieth-century political literature, and contemporary international relations theory and security issues.

Jessica BrunoContent Editor
Jessica Bruno

Jessica Bruno is content editor at Advisor Group. She joins the team from The Hill Times in Ottawa, where she was a reporter covering politics and the business of government. She holds an Honours Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Carleton University and was awarded an Ontario Community Newspaper Award in 2013.

Katie KeirAssistant Editor
Katie Keir

Katie Keir is assistant editor of Advisor Group. Prior to joining Advisor Group, she was part of the web editorial team at Canadian Grocer magazine. She holds a Honours Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Toronto, and attended the Publishing Certificate Program at Ryerson University.