OTTAWA — The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has appointed Sara Glenn, COO, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, Accor North America as Chairwoman of the Board. Glenn is the first-ever female chair of HAC.
“Sara is a global leader in hospitality and will be a tremendous asset to our association as we turn our focus to post-pandemic recovery,” says Susie Grynol, president and CEO of HAC. “I am also thrilled to welcome our first female Chairwoman. Long overdue, this is an incredible moment for our association and our industry.”
“HAC has been critical to the survival of Canada’s hotel industry over the past two years, and I am honoured to serve as chair,” says Glenn. “I am looking forward to working with our Board, the HAC team and our members to ensure our industry realizes a full recovery and a return to pre-pandemic growth.”
Glenn succeeds Jonathan Lund, regional vice-president, Hotel Operations, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).
“I would like to thank Jonathan for his exceptional leadership and service as Chair throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Grynol. “His guidance and support were key to HAC’s success over the past two years.”