Hospitality Newfoundland names Craig Foley CEO

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador announced the appointment of Craig Foley as its new chief executive officer on Jan. 12.

Foley joined the provincial tourism industry association in 2001, most recently as manager of membership/networking and technology. 

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to work with the membership and Hospitality NL's partners to ensure the full economic and social potential of tourism is realized,” said Foley.

“Throughout his career with Hospitality NL, Craig has worked tirelessly to champion the priorities of the tourism industry and overcome challenges impeding growth and development,” said Hospitality NL chair, Rex Avery. “Craig has been instrumental in fostering innovation and new heights of collaboration among tourism industry stakeholders, ensuring the tourism industry in Newfoundland and Labrador is well-equipped to continue to meet the evolving needs of travellers, while tourism operators continue to drive job creation and economic opportunities for the province.”

Foley replaces Carol-Ann Gilliard, who served as CEO for the association since 2008. 

Gilliard is now the director of tourism product development for the province’s Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development.