Dianne Rinehart

Dianne Rhinehart photoDianne Rinehart is a journalist with more than 20 years experience as a reporter, broadcaster, columnist, writer and editor at magazines, news services, newspapers, websites, radio and television.
• Currently she is a Team Editor, Books and Visual Arts, with the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest subscription daily. Prior to that she was the interim Business Editor and Editor of the flagship Insight section of the newspaper.
• Most recently she was Editor-in-Chief, Metro English Canada and metronews.ca, where she led a national editorial strategy, managing staff, production and budgets for six Metro dailies in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Metro Canada’s combined daily readership of almost 1.3 million makes it the most read national daily in Canada. And it is part of the of the Metro International chain of free daily newspapers aimed at young, active, metropolitans, which has a global reach of more than 17 million daily readers in more than 100 major cities in the world.
Her varied experience includes working as a: • Editor-in-chief of Homemakers magazine, one of Canada’s largest consumer publications.
• Senior reporter at the CanWest broadsheet, the Vancouver Sun.
• Parliamentary Correspondent for the flagship bureau of The Canadian Press in Ottawa.
• Freelance foreign correspondent in Moscow for USA Today and U.S. News and World Report during the Gorbachev era.
• Associate editor of Flare magazine, Canada’s national fashion publication.
• Managing editor of Ski Canada magazine. She has also taught magazine feature writing at Ryerson University's School of Journalism, is a guest speaker (represented by Outstanding Women Speakers) and has appeared frequently as a guest on TV shows, such as On the Line and Behind the Story.

Peter Galbraith

Peter Galbraith Peter Galbraith, is a best selling author and former U.S. diplomat. He began his career as a professor at Windham College in Putney and at the School International Training in Brattleboro. In 1977, he was elected the youngest ever Chair of the Vermont State Democratic Committee and helped lay the foundation for today’s progressive politics. In 1979, he joined the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee where he uncovered and helped stop Saddam Hussein’s genocide against the Kurds. In 1993, President Clinton appointed him the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia where he negotiated the peace agreement that ended the Croatian War. He served with the United Nations in East Timor and Afghanistan. He has run an international business from Townshend, Vermont since 2003. Peter is a trustee of Marlboro College and on the board of the Grace Cottage Foundation. Peter is the middle son of noted author, economist and statesman, John Kenneth Galbraith. He has won a recent election and is now a senator in the Vermont Senate. Peter is currently writing a book on Afghanistan.