Team Member Profiles

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All Staff

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Abigail Dunford (She/Her)

Sales Coordinator
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I support the US Global Sales team, securing events!

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Aimy Thai (She/Her)

Marketing Specialist
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I facilitate media and partnerships in the US and domestic consumer markets.

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Alice Au (She/Her)

Sales Director, Canada & International Associations
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I focus on major national & International life science conferences.

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Alison Owers-Graham (She/Her)

Sr. Event Planner
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I create and manage events for GSS&E team.

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Andrew Franklin

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Andrew Weir (He/Him)

Executive Vice President, Destination Development
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I lead the Destination Development team and am a member of our organization's Steering Committee.

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Angela Jefferies (She/Her)

Sales Director, Canadian & International Association
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I grow the visitor economy by partnering with Canadian and Int'l associations to bring their conference to Toronto.

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Anirudh Bizlawan (He/Him)

Business Intelligence Architect
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I am the Business Intelligence leader on the Destination Development team.

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Anna Yu (She/Her)

Business Intelligence Analyst
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I work on marketing analytics, tourism economics and consumer insights.

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Anne van Belkom

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Annie Ewing (She/Her)

Community Engagement Manager
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I manage our sustainability/CSR initiatives and industry education events.

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Ashley Rochefort (She/Her)

Media Relations Manager, Leisure
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I work with lifestyle media and influencers to inspire travel to Toronto through the placement of earned media coverage.

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Aslihan Arikan (She/Her)

Sales Coordinator
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I make sure the sales department is running smoothly.

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Audree Atendido (She/Her)

Director, Creative Marketing
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I manage Business Events Marketing, Content, Social and Creative Services teams.

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Bonnie Roy (She/Her)

Executive Meetings Manager
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I handle groups of 250 attendees and less.

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Bronte Dowse (She/Her)

Marketing Coordinator
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I contribute to administration and operations of the Global Marketing team.

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Brian Graziano (He/Him)

Sales Director, Travel Trade
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I am responsible for sourcing sales, marketing opportunities and new business leads through existing and newly sourced group and F.I.T. client segments in the UK and Europe.

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Catalina Matamoros

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Cherisse Ebanks (She/Her)

Graphic Designer
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I do all things graphic! I transform ideas into visually captivating designs.

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Cristina Trichilo (She/Her)

Destination Services Manager
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I assist meeting planners as they plan for their Toronto conference.

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Dan Young (He/Him)

Sr. Marketing Manager, Business Events
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I oversee Business Events marketing and 6ix Stack attendance marketing.

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Dean Dsouza (He/Him)

Business Analyst, Sales Insights and CRM
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I build systems around the various technological and operational workflows.

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Denise Belgrove

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Farnaz Mirza (She/Her)

Sales Manager - U.S Association
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I manage convention sales to West, Mid-West and Southern USA.

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Heather Neale (She/Her)

Managing Director of Sales
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I am a sales leader, responsible for the oversight of the business events sales team. My role involves supporting the sales team to drive new business events leads and definite bookings for our hotel and venue Partners.

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Heidi Meisinger

Senior Manager, Events
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I execute Corporate Events and am a participant within the Toronto Inc. partnership.

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Indira Murli (She/Her)

Destination Services Manager
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I am a local resource for conference/meeting organizers.

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Ivie Ndep (She/Her)

Marketing Manager
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I support US leisure Media and Partnership initiatives.

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Jennifer Gamble (She/Her)

Sales Coordinator, Travel Trade
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I provide support to Travel Trade team.

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Jennifer Main

Director, Destination Services & Events
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I lead the Destination Services & Events Teams.

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Jeremy Maunder (He/Him)

Director, Content & Communications
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I lead consumer facing web, social, e-news and BE/Leisure Media Relations.

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Johanna Hararewich

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Jordan Thompson

Senior Accountant
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I manage all accounting inquiries. Ask away!

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Jose Santoyo

Director Industry & Partner Relations
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I support the organization to build relationships with the broader business community.

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Kathy Motton (She/Her)

Senior Manager of Corporate Communications
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I communicate our corporate voice across a variety of platforms.

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Kathy Tavares (She/Her)

Sales Director
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I am on the US Sales Team and Toronto based with a focus on citywide Events.

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Lauren Jerome (She/Her)

Senior Content Manager, Creative Marketing
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I manage Business Events content across all our owned channels.

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Libby Kahnert (She/Her)

Social Community Specialist
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I am responsible for DT's Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and Pinterest.

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Lindsay Cowell (She/Her)

Destination Services Manager
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I work with the meeting planners of confirmed conventions, 800 attendees and up, acting as the clients in-town resource for all things convention related.

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Mara Rodas (She/Her)

Destination Services Manager
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Apart from the serious stuff, I like to make Toronto and its community shine. If clients need support and recommendations, I'm their girl.

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Margaux Cabais

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Mary-Ruth Ruso (She/Her)

Administrative Business Manager
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I provide business support to the CEO, Board of Directors and all Standing Committees.

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Maxine Morrell-West (She/Her)

Sales Manager, Travel Trade
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I am responsible for sourcing sales, marketing opportunities and new business leads through existing and newly sourced group and F.I.T. client segments in North America.

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Mehrdad Aghababazadeh (He/Him)

Sales Coordinator
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I support US market account directors.

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Menisha Moses (She/Her)

Media Relations Manager, Business Events & Travel Trade
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I do in-house PR for business events, corporate travel & tour groups.

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Meredith Donaghey (She/Her)

Sales Director
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I am a Sales Director in the US Market focusing on the citywide conventions in the Life Science and Education sectors.

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Monique Holmes (She/Her)

Human Resources Manager
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I am a professional people enthusiast.

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Nancy Hall (She/Her)

Sector Program Manager
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I support "things to do" in the city- Now Playing Toronto and special offer/pass products.

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Paula Port (She/Her)

Vice President, Global Marketing
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I lead the Global Marketing team, including marketing & comms across all lines of business. And, I'm a member of DT's steering committee.

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Rebecca Koole (She/Her)

Corporate Communications Coordinator
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I keep stakeholders and DT staff informed and engaged through content!

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Regina Rink

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Rocco Fazzolari

VP Finance & Administration
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I oversee finance, HR, IS, and Office Services.

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Roseanne Longo

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Sarah Jarvis (She/Her)

Director, Community Engagement
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I drive greater connectedness and engagement with businesses and stakeholders in our community.

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Scott Ventresca (He/Him)

Sales Director
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I sell Toronto globally.

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Shannon Szucs (She/Her)

Senior Manager, Global Marketing
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I manage leisure paid media campaigns and partnerships.

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Shrouq El Masri (She/Her)

Accounting Coordinator
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I spend the company's money.

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Sohee Maeng (She/Her)

Marketing Specialist, Business Events
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I manage marketing strategies and efforts for Business Events.

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Stanton Singh (He/Him)

Associate Director; Media & Partnerships
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I manage the team responsible for paid marketing campaigns.

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Stephanie Uy (She/Her)

Sales Manager, Business Events
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I promote Toronto as THE destination to host future corporate conferences.

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Tahnee Malazdrewicz (She/Her)

Media Relations Coordinator
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I share what Toronto has to offer with media and influencers.

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Tanaz Divecha (She/Her)

Administrative Supervisor
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I am a CRM Admin and supervise our team of Sales Coordinators and work with the Sr. VP.

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Tanya Wadgymar

Office Coordinator
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I provide support to the Finance & Administration and Destination Development business lines.

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Tara Gordon (She/Her)

Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Service
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I lead sales strategy, and build global brand awareness and partnerships to fuel Toronto's visitor's economy.

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Tom Huller

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Vanessa Somarriba (She/Her)

Senior Media Relations Manager
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I manage the Media Relations Dept, who gets to promote all the amazing things to do in the city to media across the country, US and abroad.

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Vinita Das

Sales Manager, U.S. Market
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I develop and confirm new business located in the US market for convention facilities, hotels and venue members.

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Warren Yarde (He/Him)

Office Manager
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I provide a functioning office environment for you to work.

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Yolanda Cheung (She/Her)

Destination Services Specialist
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I work with Meeting Planners to help plan their meeting logistics.