About Us

Kensington Calgary
Kensington Calgary

About Us

Ultimate hosts. Ultimate host city.

Tourism Calgary is the official destination marketing and development organization for Calgary's tourism industry. For more than 50 years, the organization’s primary purpose has been to promote Calgary and area as the destination of choice for leisure travellers. With a vision of making Calgary the ultimate host city, Tourism Calgary:

  • Markets Calgary in new and exciting ways;
  • Advocates for what’s best for the quality of life of Calgarians and for Calgary’s growing tourism industry;
  • Hosts visitors, and events that build Calgary’s brand and offer shareable experiences;
  • Activates experiences in ways that attract, connect and inspire.
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Board of Directors

Dan DeSantis (Chair)
Dual General Manager
Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel and Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal

Ross Middleton (Vice-Chair)
Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Rod McKay (Chair, Calgary Sport & Major Events)
Ex Officio

Richard Main (Chair, Governance & Human Resources Committee)
General Manager
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Calgary Downtown

Tracey Zehl (Chair, Audit & Finance Committee)
Managing Partner, Assurance Leader
Grant Thornton LLP

Vern Kimball (Chair, Marketing & Stakeholder Engagement Committee)
Former CEO
Calgary Stampede

Cole Millen
General Manager
Sheraton Suites Eau Claire

Gordon Johnson
Vice President, Operations
Atlific Hotels

Jeff Robinson (Past Chair)
Regional Managing Consultant
Kepner-Tregoe

Karim Ismail
General Manager
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel

Larry Day
Owner / Producer
Pyramid Productions

Shauna MacDonald
Principal and Founder
Brookline Public Relations

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