Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association

Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association

March 26, 2007 09:01 ET


Attention: Food/Beverage Editor, News Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor TORONTO, ON--(CCNMatthews - March 26, 2007) - The Board of Directors of the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Evans as the new President & CEO, effective April 23, 2007.

"Rob was selected from an outstanding pool of candidates and brings an impressive combination of skills and experience to the position of President & CEO," said Tony Elenis, Chair of the ORHMA Board of Directors.

For more than 25 years Rob has held senior positions in both the foodservice and accommodation sectors in Canada and the U.S., and he comes to the ORHMA from the Atlanta-based hotel ownership and management company Lodgian.

While previously based in Windsor Rob served as an Executive Member and Director on the ORHMA Provincial Board of Directors, as well as Regional President for the ORHMA Windsor region. He is a past board member of the Windsor Convention and Visitors Bureau, and as an ORHMA representative, has served as a Director on the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) board.

Rob's wealth of experience allows him to understand the issues and recognize the economic realities faced by the industry. His proven leadership and strategic abilities will be indispensable in meeting the diverse needs of the ORHMA members and in enhancing the industry's competitive position.

"I am pleased to be coming home to our great province to put my skills and experience to work for the ORHMA," Evans said. "I've been working in this industry my whole life and I'm honoured to be given the opportunity to speak for and collaborate with all the people whose passion and hard work make hospitality such a great industry."

The ORHMA is the largest provincial hospitality industry association in Canada, with over 4,000 members representing more than 11,000 establishments across the province. The ORHMA is a member-driven and service-focused non-profit organization representing the interests of the province's $20 billion foodservice and hospitality industry, which employs over 415,000 people.
/For further information: Tony Elenis, Chair of the ORHMA Board of Directors, at 905-361-0268 / 800-668-8906./ IN: FOOD, TRAVEL

Contact Information

  • Sonia Richards, Executive Assistant, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association
    Primary Phone: 905-361-0268
    Toll-Free: 800-668-8906