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 Vancouvers 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 Im up to the challenge and look forward to contributing on behalf of Vancouvers event industry, Said Runnals.
A brand activation event management company, brand.LIVE is responsible for some of the Provinces largest public gatherings such as Hondas 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 agencys 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 Brands A Better Life Foundation as well as SFUs 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)
Lift Bar Grill View
President & CEO (Interim)
BC Pavilion Corporation
Marion Harper Treskin
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Opus Hotel Vancouver
West Coast Sightseeing
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Philip M. Barnes
Regional Vice President, Pacific Northwest
General Manager, Fairmont Pacific Rim
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Vancouver Writers Fest
Empire Landmark Hotel
Director, Aviation Marketing
Vancouver Airport Authority
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