OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) is pleased to
announce Alison Evans as interim president. Evans fills this appointment as
Susie Grynol, president of HAC, prepares for maternity leave in August.
“The Association and the Canadian hotel
sector will be in good hands with Alison at the helm,” said Susie Grynol. “She
has a proven track-record of success and possesses the right mix of skill and
expertise in order to move forward on HAC’s key objectives in the year ahead.”
Evans has more than 20 years’ experience
representing the interests of higher education, health, global change, high
tech, and agriculture – managing portfolios which have included government
relations, strategic communications, social responsibility, business
development, marketing, R&D and partnerships.
Throughout the last seven years, she has held
executive positions on senior management teams, most recently as the vice-president of communications, volunteers and information resources at CHEO,
a global leader in pediatric health, and previously as director of corporate
and public affairs at the Egg Farmers of Canada.
“It is an exciting time in the Hotel
Association of Canada’s history. I look forward to working alongside the HAC
team and the Board of Directors to continue the execution of the Association’s
new Strategic Plan. Together, we will continue to deliver targeted advocacy,
provide innovative programs, and build our membership base and funding,” said
Evans will start the transition process
this month, taking over officially at the beginning of August.