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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 forward an expression of interest letter to Maria Fortunato, HHBRTA Executive Director

Lorna Zaremba


Ms. Zaremba has over twenty five years of experience in not-for-profit management. As the General Manager of Theatre Aquarius, Lorna is an experienced leader and… More

Julie Sutton-Yardley

Vice Chair

Ms. Sutton-Yardley has an extensive background in tourism & hospitality. She is currently the Heritage Network Coordinator for Halton Region - Heritage Services. Julie has operated her… 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

Pam Belgrade


Ms. Belgrade is currently the Executive Director at Tourism Burlington and has worked at Mohawk College as a sessional professor in the Recreation and Leadership… More

Vic Prendergast

Mr. Prendergast brings an extensive business background including the President of the Direct Sellers Association of Canada, the President of Shaklee Canada, Vice President of… More

Robert Parry

Mr. Parry was a school teacher for nine years before opening his own business in 1974, Robert Hall Originals, which has now become the largest… 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 & Marketing with the City of Brantford Economic Development & Tourism Department. She has been actively involved… More

Constance Jamieson

Constance Jamieson is the Manager of Six Nations Tourism and has a diploma in Travel and Tourism and managed her own travel business in the… More

Duncan Ross

A well-known figure in the Canadian tourism industry for over 25 years, Mr. Ross is the Director of Marketing, Sales & Visitor Experience for the… More

Carrie Brooks-Joiner

Carrie Brooks-Joiner is the Manager of Tourism for the City of Hamilton. Carrie brings over 30 years of cultural sector experience and has held leadership… 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

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