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Board of Directors

Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association's (HHBRTA) Board of Directors is comprised of a multi-disciplined group with extensive experience in the tourism sector. Included in the wide skill-set are professionals, operators, business owners, from hotel management and marketing, event staging, destination development, attractions, the education sector, governance and finance. We look to our Board for strategic guidance, policy development, fiscal approval and active engagement in HHBRTA project deployment. Tenure with the Board of Directors and Chair is three years. 

In addition to their responsibilities, our directors participate in a variety of committees that include:  Governance and Nominating, Finance and Audit (Board Committees), and Marketing and Product Development (Operational Committee - Executive Director Chairs).

If you are interested in becoming a member of our Board of Directors or one of the Committees, please review the Call For Nomination criteria and complete the Board of Director Application ,or the Committee Application with your expression of interest.

Julie Sutton-Yardley


Ms. Sutton-Yardley has an extensive background in tourism & hospitality. Julie has operated her own strategic marketing business, following positions that included Director of Sales and Marketing… More

Carrie Brooks-Joiner

Vice Chair

As Manager of Tourism & Events for the City of Hamilton, Carrie leads Tourism Hamilton, the city's DMO. Carrie brings over 30 years of cultural… More

Larissa Ciupka

Past Chair

Ms. Ciupka has extensive marketing and communications experience and served as Director of Marketing and Communications at the Art Gallery of Hamilton from 2000-2012. Ms.… More

Karen O'Grady

Ms. Karen O'Grady has worked in the tourism industry since 1988. O’Grady has worked as Director of Marketing for African Lion Safari and Casa Loma,… More

Nicole Drake

Ms. Drake is currently the Manager of Tourism, Culture & Sport with the City of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism Department. She has been actively… More

Duncan Ross

A well-known figure in the Canadian tourism industry for over 25 years. He is driven by a passionate commitment to developing new tourism products, experiences… More

Fawad Khan

Mr. Khan has over 20 years of hospitality management experience and is currently the Assistant General Manager of Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, Brantford.… More

Janis Monture

Janis Monture is from Six Nations of the Grand River, Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan.  Since March 2017, Janis has served as the Director of Tourism… More

Tracey Nurmi

Tracey is a seasoned Travel and Tourism professional with almost 30 years of distinctive experiences in multiple disciplines. In her current Senior Management role at… More

Damian Szybalski

Mr. Damian Szybalski is the Manager of Economic Development, Innovation and Culture at the Town of Halton Hills.  Damian provides strategic direction for this division… More

David Miller

Tourism and events have been part of Dave’s career whether a professional or volunteer role for most of his life. Most recently he was Executive… More

Bridget Saulnier

Owner and Operator of Mohawk Inn & Conference Centre More

Christel Kuiper

Tourism Management Professor at Humber College More

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