CRDA makes board changes

VANCOUVER — The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA) welcomed two new members to its board of directors at a meeting held during its annual Canadian Resort Conference, which took place in Vancouver, Sept. 9-10.

CRDA's new 12-member board.

CRDA's new 12-member board.

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VANCOUVER — The Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA)
welcomed two new members to its board of directors at a meeting held during its
annual Canadian Resort Conference, which took place in Vancouver, Sept. 9-10.

The new board members are Fermin Cruz, vice-president of sales
and marketing for the Americas region, weholi,
and Chris Thompson, vice-president of strategy, Intrawest Resort
Club Group
.

New officers were also elected during the meeting: Dianne
Hounsome, developer/manger of The Cottages at Port
Stanton
, was elected as the CRDA chair; Thompson is now the vice-chair;
Will Lambert, partner at Gardiner Roberts and Ed Romanowski, partner at Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, now serve as secretary
and treasurer, respectively.

“I am thrilled that CRDA’s scope has been broadened by the depth
of experience that these industry professionals bring to our board. The sectors
they represent adds to our ability to become the relevant vibrant voice of the
Canadian resort industry,” says Jon Zwickel, CRDA president and chief executive
officer.

CRDA’s board of directors is now comprised of 15
industry leaders that help shape the direction of the association.

The CRDA, which has about 50 member companies, is a trade
association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry in
Canada and internationally.

Ed Romanowski. Dianne
Hounsome.