Bryan Pilbeam, TOTA Chair

TOTA Board of Directors Announced

For Immediate Release

November 6, 2015

TOTA Board of Directors Announced

At the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) Annual General Meeting, held October 28 at Manteo Resort in Kelowna, results were announced of recent online voting to elect stakeholders to seven of the positions on its Board of Directors.

The Board’s Executive will be:

  • Chair: Bryan Pilbeam, Hotel540, Kamloops
  • Vice-Chair: Chris Bower, Nk’mip Resort Association, Osoyoos
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Christine Latimer, Best Western Inn & Suites Valemount

The Board’s Past Chair is Michael J. Ballingall, Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing at Big White Ski Resort.

Elected to two-year terms on the Board were:

  • Don Brogan, General Manager, Walnut Beach Resort (Osoyoos)
  • Gene Covert, co-owner of Covert Farms and Covert Farms Family Estate Winery (Oliver)
  • Glenn Grant, General Manager, BC Wildlife Park (Kamloops)
  • Lyndie Hill, Owner, Hoodoo Adventure Company (Penticton)
  • Graeme Jenkins, Executive General Manager, Sandman Signature Kamloops Hotel (Kamloops)
  • Brad Pelletier, Vice-President of Okanagan Region for Wesbild Holdings, parent company of Predator Ridge Resort (Vernon)
  • Steve Rice, Chair, Gold Country Communities Society (Cache Creek)

The directors below are completing their two year term and are still on the board

  • Chris Bower, President, Nk’mip Resort Association (Osoyoos)
  • Robyn Cyr, Manger, Shuswap Tourism (Salmon Arm)
  • George Hanson, Owner, Seven Stones Winery (Cawston)
  • Kevin Howlett, Senior Vice President, Regional Markets, Air Canada
  • Christine Latimer, General Manager, Best Western Inn & Suites Valemount (Valemount)
  • Bryan Pilbeam, Vice-President/General Manager, Hotel 540 (Kamloops)

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For information contact:
Glenn Mandziuk, TOTA President & CEO
250-860-5999 ext 216

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