Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association Board of Directors

TOTA’s Board Members
Are dynamic and experienced tourism professionals who represent many key sectors and areas of the Thompson Okanagan. They volunteer to help TOTA and stakeholders improve and grow the region’s tourism industry.

The Board’s Purpose
To sustain the Thompson Okanagan Region as a competitive destination by setting strategic direction for the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association and working as a policy board to ensure the long-term viability of the Association.

The following board members were elected in November 2016 at the TOTA Annual General Meeting:

Bryan Pilbeam

Bryan Pilbeam

Chair (2016-2018)

Vice President & General Manager, Hotel 540, Kamloops

Brad Pelletier

Brad Pelletier

Vice Chair (2015-2017)

Vice-President, Okanagan Region, Wesbild Holdings Ltd. (parent of Predator Ridge Resort — Vernon)

Christine Latimer

Christine Latimer

Secretary-Treasurer (2016-2017)

General Manager, Best Western PLUS Valemount Inn & Suites, Valemount

Michael Ballingall

Michael J. Ballingall

Past Chair

Vice-President of Sales & Marketing, Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna

Frank Antoine

Director (2016-2018)

Cultural Co-ordinator, Quaaout Lodge, Chase

Don Brogan

Don Brogan

Director (2015-2017)

General Manager, Walnut Beach Resort, Osoyoos

Gene Covert

Gene Covert

Director (2015-2017)

Co-owner, Covert Farms & Covert Family Estate Winery, Oliver

Erik Fisher

Director (2016-2018)

General Manager, Monte Creek Ranch Winery, Monte Creek

Glenn Grant

Glenn Grant

Director (2015-2017)

General Manager, BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops

George Hanson

George Hanson

Director (2016-2018)

Owner, Seven Stones Winery, Cawston

Lyndie Hill

Lyndie Hill

Director (2015-2017)

Owner, Hoodoo Adventure Company, Penticton

Kevin Howlett

Kevin Howlett

Director (2016-2018)

Senior Vice President, Regional Markets, Air Canada

Steve Rice

Steve Rice

Director (2015-2017)

Chair, Gold Country Communities Society

Andy Schwaiger

Director (2016-2018)

Managing Director, Kanata Adventure Specialists, Clearwater

Kathrin von Andrian

Kathrin VonAndrian

Director (2016-2018)

Owner, Myra Canyon Ranch B&B, Kelowna