OTTAWA — Tony Pollard is set to retire from the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC), effective Aug. 31.
“I am grateful to have spent the past 25 years with the association working on behalf of our members and the Canadian lodging industry,” says Pollard. “I am very proud of what the HAC has accomplished during the past two-plus decades.”
In addition to being the advocate and spokesperson for the Canadian lodging industry, Pollard has held a variety of voluntary positions including VP of the International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IHRA), member of the Board of Directors of the IHRA, the University of Guelph, Humber College, Algonquin College and Tourism HR Canada. He is a founding member of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and was the volunteer president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. He served as an active member on many committees with Destination Canada and is a member of the editorial board of Canadian Lodging News.
A champagne toast celebrating Pollard’s 25 years with HAC will be held at the Hotel Association of Canada Conference March 1 at the Hilton Toronto Downtown.