President and CEO of Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA)
Region: North America
Category: NGO (Voting Member)
Glenn Mandziuk is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region which has over a $3 million budget; involves over 4,200 industry stakeholders and 90 communities and hamlets; and undertakes consumer marketing, travel trade, media relations, research, industry and community services. Prior to his arrival in his current position he was Chief Executive Officer for Destination Osoyoos – Tourism and Community Economic Development which is contracted to undertake economic development, community development, tourism marketing, visitor information, special events, and business revitalization programs. Glenn has over 25 years’ experience in tourism marketing and community development, and has successfully administered and/or coordinated several community and product development projects, business retention programs,local, regional, and provincial partnership development, and marketing initiatives and assisted in attracting over $300 million in investment to the South Okanagan region. Further, Glenn has acted as a consultant on Community Recreation Master Planning, Economic Development Planning, and Strategic facilitation projects across British Columbia and Alberta and has ten (10) years experience in the Hospitality Industry in a family owned and operated hotels and resorts. He holds a Master of Environmental Design Degree majoring in Community Planning and Development and a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Leisure and Tourism Management. He has been published in a number of journals including Plan Canada on his work in the eco-tourism industry.