TIAO Picks Bloore As New President, CEO

Christopher Bloore is the new president and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario (TIAO). Bloore will take on his new rolel beginning May 17, 2021.

His appointment follows an intensive search led by TIAO’s Board of Directors in partnership with executive search firm Boyden.

Previously, Bloore served as TIAO’s vice president, policy and government affairs.

Bloore is seasoned in communications and public policy, and previously spent 15 years serving at the House of Commons in the United Kingdom in addition to being elected four times as a City Councillor in the West Midlands.

Commenting on his appointment, Bloore said: “I am excited to be taking on this role at a pivotal time for Ontario’s tourism industry. The sector has faced many challenges over this past year, but tourism and hospitality business owners are resilient and innovative. I will continue to strengthen our relationship with government partners and members to ensure Ontario’s world-class tourism industry, along with the jobs and economic growth that it contributes, comes back stronger than ever.”

Minto Schneider, chair, Board of Directors, said: “The Board is pleased to welcome Chris Bloore as TIAO’s new President and CEO. Chris brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role and has been instrumental in winning key economic support programs for Ontario’s tourism industry over the past year. We were pleased to see the immense interest in working at TIAO and we are confident Chris is the right choice to take the helm in leading the industry to the next step of recovery. The Board thanks Carol Greenwood for leading our organization through this transition period as we completed our search for a permanent President and CEO.”

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