TIAC Picks A New President

The Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC) has named Charlotte Bell as its new president and CEO effective April 9, 2015. Bell replaces David Goldstein in the role, following Goldstein’s departure from TIAC to take on the role of president and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC).

Bell has over 25 years of experience in regulatory, corporate and government affairs, and is a seasoned executive bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record of success leading regulatory change in the broadcast sector.

As an experienced advisor and advocate, Bell spearheaded regulatory and public affairs strategies leading to successful acquisitions of major media properties and was pivotal in obtaining policy and regulatory reform in the broadcast industry by building strategic partnerships and alliances. She also more recently led Corporate Affairs strategies for Atlantic Lottery Corporation overseeing stakeholder and community relations as well as corporate reputation.

In announcing Bell’s appointment, TIAC’s chairman of the board, Andrew Lind noted that Bell takes over the helm of the association at a time of challenging and evolving public policy combined with increased global competition in the travel sector. While travel and tourism is among the highest performing sectors of the global economy, Canada has not kept pace with worldwide growth due to a variety of competitive, structural and public policy issues.

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