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Industry Canada

December 02, 2008 10:34 ET

Michele McKenzie Reappointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Tourism Commission

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 2, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC), today announced the reappointment of Ms. Michele McKenzie as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CTC.

"I am pleased to welcome Ms. McKenzie as President and CEO of the CTC for a second mandate and know that her senior management experience at the CTC will continue to help guide the Commission over the next few years," said Minister Clement.

Ms. McKenzie has been President and CEO of the CTC since January 2004. She has had a long career in destination marketing, and immediately prior to joining CTC, served for 4 years as Deputy Minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. In this capacity, she was the Regional Public Sector representative for Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador on the CTC Board of Directors. She served as Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee and was a member of the Executive and Human Resources Committees.

The role of the CTC is to market Canada internationally as a tourism destination of choice. With its partners in the tourism industry and at all levels of government, the CTC focuses its marketing efforts on 10 global markets, conducts industry research and studies, and promotes product and industry development. For further information on the CTC, visit its website at www.canada.travel.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Pema Lhalungpa
    Press Secretary
    613-995-9001
    or
    Canadian Tourism Commission
    Gloria Loree
    Executive Director
    Communications & Public Relations
    604-638-8365