KELOWNA - Tourism Kelowna announced their new 2015 board at their recent annual general meeting held at the Delta Grand Resort, Wednesday
There were 100 people in attendance Dec. 3. The event provided attendees with an overview of Kelowna’s 2014 tourism indictors and key Tourism Kelowna results for the 2013-2014 fiscal year, as well as announcing the Board of Directors for 2015.
The Board of Directors consists of representatives of the Greater Kelowna tourism industry. Three re-elected and two newly elected Directors will be joining the Board for 2014.
At the AGM, Tourism Kelowna thanked departing Directors Ian Robertson, André Blanleil, and Rita Pluta for their exceptional contribution to Tourism Kelowna.
The 2015 Board of Directors is as follows with Executive Committee positions identified:
Katie Balkwill, Big White Ski Resort
Nathan Flavel, Kelowna Actors Studio Dinner Theatre
Thom Killingsworth, Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, Treasurer
Donna Markin, Orchard Park Shopping Centre
Stan Martindale, Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre, Chair
Rosemary Paterson, Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites
Heather Schroeter, Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel & Villas
Returning as appointed Directors:
Daniel Bibby, Kelowna Hotel Motel Association, Vice Chair
Kelowna City Council – to be determined
Penny Gambell, District of Lake Country Council
Sam Samaddar, Kelowna International Airport
David McFadden, Okanagan Lavender & Herb Farm, Secretary
Heather Schaub, Casa Loma Lakeshore Resort
Tony Stewart, Quails’ Gate Winery
Dan Matheson, Okanagan Golf Club
Tanya Stroinig, Prestige Hotel Kelowna
Tourism Kelowna is the official not-for-profit tourism industry association marketing Kelowna as a tourism destination. It's in partnership with over 300 businesses and is tasked with increasing demand through strategic sales, marketing and visitor servicing to fulfill its mandate to increase overnight visitation and economic impact of tourism within Kelowna and area.