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David Milliken

David Milliken, 72, on Aug. 3 in Minden, ON. Milliken was a reporter and editor for the Renfrew Mercury, the Ottawa Journal, Calgary Sun and Calgary Herald, before joining Canada Newswire (CNW) in 1982. Initially hired as director of Client Services, coordinating business development, Milliken stayed with CNW for 32 years in operations, product management and sales, including a position on the company’s board of directors, before retiring from a senior VP role in 2013. In 2011, he penned a history of CNW, From Wire to Web. Milliken was a member of numerous professional organizations, including the National Press Club, Toronto Press Club, Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF), and the RTDNA. He also served as chair of the development committee for the Bachelor of Public Relations Program at Humber College, and on the advisory committee for the journalism programs at the University of Western Ontario and Algonquin College. Milliken was twice nominated for Ontario’s Premier’s Award, winning it in 1995.

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