ORHMA appoints Jasveen Rattan as director of policy and government relations

The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) has appointed Jasveen Rattan as director of policy and government relations effective April 1, 2024.

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Rattan will report directly to the president & CEO and serve as a member of the ORHMA senior leadership team. She will be responsible for advancing ORHMA’s work with all levels of government while working collaboratively with industry partners — and will be building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders, industry owners and managers. 

She is also a principal consultant at JKR Consulting, where she has worked for close to seven years. Before that, she was an MP candidate with Mississauga Streetsville and York South-Weston — and worked at the 53rd Week, University of Waterloo and Jessi Home Décor.

Rattan has consulted on tourism projects, published peer-reviewed papers in prominent tourism journals and presented at global conferences. Since 2020, she has served as a director of the board for Destination Ontario (Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership). In this capacity, she has played a pivotal role in crafting and implementing impactful communication strategies for promoting Ontario’s tourism sector worldwide.

Jasveen has the competencies and knowledge of a dynamic leader. Her meaningful interest in tourism, hospitality, and government policies along with her relationships will bring success to Ontario’s hospitality work,” says ORHMA president and CEO, Tony Elenis. Under Jasveen’s leadership, we will continue to soar with effective government relations advocacy and remain committed to the work that we do everyday to serve Ontario’s hospitality businesses across the province”

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