Ottawa Tourism


Ottawa Tourism Board of Directors: 2017-2018

Paul Akehurst
Managing Director, JPdL Ottawa, a Hosts Global Member

Steve Ball
President, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association (appointed)

Michèle Canto
Director, Marketing and Business Operations, Canadian Museum of History

Michael Crockatt
President & CEO, Ottawa Tourism

Mariève Desmarais
Rural Tourism Committee Chair
Interim E.D. & Membership Coordinator, Tourism Marketing, Prescott Russell Tourism (appointed)

Jasna Jennings 
Membership Committee Chair
Executive Director, ByWard Market BIA

Nina Kressler
President & CEO, Shaw Centre (appointed)

Ross Meredith
Chairman of the Board, Meetings and Conventions Committee Chair
General Manager, The Westin Ottawa

Colin Morrison
Travel Trade Committee Chair
General Manager, Ottawa Embassy Hotel & Suites

Geoff Publow
Past Chairman of the Board
Director of Strategic Development, Ottawa Senators Hockey Club

John Smit
Director, Economic Development and Long Range Planning, City of Ottawa (appointed)

David Smythe
Leisure Committee Chair
General Manager, Lord Elgin Hotel

John Swettenham
Director, Marketing and Corporate Advancement, Canadian Museum of Nature

Joel Tkach
Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, Ottawa International Airport Authority (appointed)

Steve Wilson
VP, Sales and Marketing and Co Owner, Escape Manor