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CATO Unveils Executive Changes

Brett Walker Assumes Chair, Melissa Reiter Becomes Vice-chair

Brett Walker, general manager Canada at Collette, has been named Chair of the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), effective Jan. 1, 2020, following the conclusion of Tim Croyle’s 2-year term.

Melissa Reiter, legal counsel at G Adventures, becomes Vice-Chair of CATO. Richard Edwards remains as Treasurer, and Pierre LePage continues as CATO Executive Director.

Said Walker: “One of our goals this year is to make CATO more representative of all its members by expanding our vision and direction, as well as our membership.”

Walker continued: “We will be holding a meeting of our tour operator members in February to review our mission and strategy, and set a new course for the future.”

Some of the immediate changes are the introduction of voting privileges for all tour operator members, by eliminating the associate (non-voting) membership category, and the requirement of lengthy business history.

Go to www.cato.ca for more.

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