REGINA — The Regina Hotel Association (RHA) announced its new board of directors, including its new board chair, in mid-September.
Assuming the board chair is Ryan Urzada, a role he took over in May, as the organization’s fourth person to hold that title.
“Mr. Urzada’s 15 years of professional hotel industry experience is a great asset to our organization,” said Tracy Fahlman, CEO of the RHA, in a release. “I look forward to working with him and the board to achieve our aggressive strategic goals that will provide value to our membership for many years.”
In 2008, Urzada became director of business development at the Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre, in Regina. Since then, he has advanced to the role of general manager and, most recently, managing director.
“I am honoured that the board has entrusted me to undertake this strategic leadership role,” said Urzada. “We have great opportunities ahead of us to advance the hotel industry in Regina.”
Urzada takes over from Cari Lemieux, general manager of Days Inn (Regina East), who served as the board’s chair since 2011.
Lemieux will remain on the board, assuming the position of past chair.
In addition to Urzada, Lemieux and Fahlman, the RHA’s board includes Mike Wurster (DoubleTree by Hilton); Laura Armitage (Residence Inn by Marriott); Steven Dyck (Best Western, plus Eastgate Inn & Suites); Connie Young (Executive Royal Hotel) and Glenn Weir (Best Western Seven Oaks Inn).