New Staff at Tourism Calgary

Cindy Ady, former Minister of Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation, joined Tourism Calgary as Interim CEO to support the Tourism Calgary management team in its execution of the 2013 Calgary tourism partnership programs. Cindy and the Tourism Calgary Board will oversee a strategic planning process that will include continuing talks with key stakeholders and partners to ensure that activities and funding are aligned to “bring more tourists to Calgary for memorable experiences.” The plan for 2014 and beyond will be presented to the industry in early fall.  

 A Board Search Committee has been formed to retain a permanent CEO by the fall of 2013.

 Mike Duffield comes to Tourism Calgary as Manager, Public Relations. Mike has had extensive experience with other destination marketing organizations, understands the importance of EQ segmentation, and has written brand language for a variety of clients. Mike has also managed public relations campaigns for major brands and is a storyteller.

 Alyssa Berry is also in the role of Manager, Public Relations. Alyssa is coming to us after a whirlwind couple of years as marketing and communications manager for Calgary 2012. She has years of experience in marketing and communications including writing for Calgary 2012 and the 5000 Stories & Counting to capture the Calgary 2012 story as Cultural Capital of Canada. Her grasp of Calgary’s growing and diverse cultural scene, including both traditional components and unknown gems, will provide depth to the Calgary stories we tell.

Candace Hendrickson joins the membership team as Coordinator, Membership bringing member engagement and hotel experience to her position. She has strong administrative, verbal and written communication skills, ability to develop and maintain relationships, experience in client retention and sales, providing excellent customer service and has a passion for Tourism Calgary and our industry.

 Katie Mayer will be joining Tourism Calgary from Hotel Arts as Coordinator, Social Media. Through proactive social media engagement and community management, this role will focus on growing destination awareness by building and nurturing relationships online. We’ll work to amplify destination advocates and champions while supporting tourism, community partners and, most importantly, enhancing the visitor experience in Calgary.

 Carl Ceder joins the team in the position of Manager, Visitor Information Centre (VIC) at our airport visitor information center.  Carl has great experience, extensive travel knowledge of Calgary and Alberta as a whole, a love and passion for this city, and knowledge of the Calgary International Airport and visitor information centers in general.

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