OTTAWA — Alison Evans has been named interim president for the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). Evans will be filling in for current president Susie Grynol when she goes on maternity leave in August.

Evans boasts more than 20 years’ experience managing portfolios, which have included government relations, strategic communications, social responsibility, business development, marketing, R&D and partnerships.

“The Association and the Canadian hotel sector will be in good hands with Alison at the helm,” says Grynol. “She has a proven track record of success and possesses the right mix of skill and expertise in order to move forward on HAC’s key objectives in the year ahead.”

Over the last seven years, Evans has held executive positions on a number of senior-management teams, most recently as the vice-president of Communications, Volunteers and Information Resources at CHEO, a global leader in pediatric health.

“It’s an exciting time in [HAC’s] history. I look forward to working alongside the HAC team and the Board of Directors to continue the execution of the association’s new strategic plan,” says Evans. “Together, we will continue to deliver targeted advocacy, provide innovative programs and build our membership base and funding.”


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