REGINA—Jim Bence has been named the new CEO of the Saskatchewan Hotel and Hospitality Association (SHHA), succeeding the retiring Tom Mullin, and George Marshall t
akes over as CEO of the Service and Hospitality Safety Association (SHSA), replacing the outgoing Bence.
Bence, who officially began his new job on Dec. 1, takes over the SHHA top job from Mullin, who is retiring after 15 years. There will be a brief transition until Mullin retires on Dec. 4 and that evening, approximately 45 friends and colleagues will gather at the DoubleTree by Hilton Regina to fete Mullin with a retirement dinner.
Bence’s career launched in 1983 and since then, he has worked as human resource director with the Sheraton Cavalier chain; regional director of operations for the Canalta chain; and human resources director for Delta, Coast and Travelodge Hotels.
His interest in safety led him to serve on the SHSA board of directors where, after 5 years, he became CEO in 2011.
Marshall took over as SHSA CEO on Dec. 1. Marshall joined the SHSA in February 2010 as chief executive officer and he led the organization through a strategic and operational planning process. Marshall left in July 2011 to head up the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health and returned to the SHSA in October 2012 as director of operations.
Since his return, Marshall has been instrumental in further raising the level of professionalism and effectiveness of the association.
For more on Tom Mullin's retirement go to https://canadianlodgingnews.com/lodging/people/mullin-to-be-honoured-at-retirement-dinner