BRAND.LIVE PRESIDENT APPOINTED TO TOURISM VANCOUVER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

By March 2, 2014UNCATEGORIZED

Tourism Vancouver Board Chair Bob Lindsay (owner, Lift Bar Grill View) announced that Catherine Runnals, President of brand.LIVE Management Group, was appointed as newest member of the 2014-15 Board of Directors for Tourism Vancouver. This comes shortly after Mr. Lindsay announced the appointment of  Mr. Ty Speer as president and CEO of the 111-year-old destination marketing and management organization.

Strong leadership and guidance is provided to Tourism Vancouver by its 15-member Board of Directors, representing a broad spectrum of Greater Vancouver’s tourism industry. These board members volunteer their time and contribute extensive knowledge and experience to ensure that the organization is accountable and performance-driven.

“We have a lot of heavy lifting to do as a board in the next year, but I’m up to the challenge and look forward to contributing on behalf of Vancouver’s event industry,” Said Runnals.

A brand activation event management company, brand.LIVE is responsible for some of the Province’s largest public gatherings such as Honda’s Celebration of Light, Canada Day at Canada Place and the Squamish Valley Music Festival… all of which drive considerable economic benefit to British Columbia.

As the President of brand.LIVE, Catherine is the driving force in the agency’s growth – in people, revenue and its strategic direction.

She is a Top 40 Under 40 recipient and in 2012 was named Event Professional of the Year at the National Canadian Special Events Awards.

Catherine sits on the board of Mark Brand’s A Better Life Foundation as well as SFU’s 149 Arts Society.  She lives in North Vancouver with her husband of 20 years and their 7 year old son Griffin.

Mrs. Runnals joins the following industry veterans on the board:

Bob Lindsay (chair)
Owner/Operator
Lift Bar Grill View

George Bartel
President
Cantrav Services

Ken Cretney
President & CEO (Interim)
BC Pavilion Corporation

Marion Harper Treskin
General Manager
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver

Nicholas Gandossi
General Manager
Opus Hotel Vancouver

Robert Safrata
Owner
West Coast Sightseeing

Peggie Terry
Publisher
WHERE Vancouver

Nancy Stibbard
President/Owner
Capilano Suspension Bridge

Philip M. Barnes
Regional Vice President, Pacific Northwest
General Manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Hal Wake
Artistic Director
Vancouver Writers Fest

Johnny Tsang
General Manager
Empire Landmark Hotel

John Korenic
Director, Aviation Marketing
Vancouver Airport Authority

Media Inquiries:

Gregory Hegger:  ghegger@brandlivegroup.com