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Hotel Association of Canada 2022 board of directors announced

The Hotel Association of Canada appoints new chair, directors to its 2022 board.

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The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced that Sara Glenn, COO, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, Accor North America has been appointed chairwoman of the board. Glenn makes history as the first woman to chair HAC.

Sara is a global leader in hospitality and will be a tremendous asset to our association as we turn our focus to post-pandemic recovery,” said Susie Grynol, president and CEO of HAC. I am also thrilled to welcome our first female chairwoman. Long overdue, this is an incredible moment for our association and our industry.”

The Hotel Association of Canada has been critical to the survival of Canada’s hotel industry over the past two years, and I am honoured to serve as chair. I am looking forward to working with our Board, the HAC team and our members to ensure our industry realizes a full recovery and a return to pre-pandemic growth,” said Glenn.

Glenn succeeds Jonathan Lund, regional vice president, hotel operations, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).

I would like to thank Jonathan for his exceptional leadership and service as chair throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. His guidance and support were key to HAC’s success over the past two years,” said Grynol.

On behalf of HAC, Glenn welcomes Mark Kochhar, Hilton Worldwide; Satinder Dhillon, Innvest Hotels LP; R Gordon Johnson, Atlific Hotels & Resorts; Bill Stone, Knightstone Hotel Group Inc. to the board of directors, and congratulates Scott Jocelyn, Manitoba Hotel Association; Tony Elenis, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association; Robert Pratt, Sandman Hotels, Inns & Resorts; Marc Staniloff, Superior Lodging Corp, and Brian Leon, Choice Hotels Canada all of whom were recently re-elected for a second 3‑year term. 

The 2022 board of directors elections process was held per HAC Bylaws and the results were announced to the membership at the association’s AGM held on April 272022

Click the image above for the full list of 2022 directors.