Board of Directors

TIAA Founding Board of Directors

Alida Visbach, Former President and CEO

Heritage Park Historical Village

Sector Represented: Events and Attractions 

Bob Sartor, President & CEO

The Calgary Airport Authority 

Sector Represented: Transportation


Robin Locke, Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development 

Lake Louise Ski Resort 

Sector Represented: Attractions & Events


Jace Anderson, Executive Director

Tourism Medicine Hat

Sector Represented: Destination Marketing/Management Organizations


Dan DeSantis, Area General Manager, Calgary 

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel, Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal, Westin Calgary Downtown

Sector Represented: Accommodation


Arlindo Gomes, Vice President, Venues

Edmonton Convention Centre, Edmonton EXPO Centre

Sector Represented:  Meetings, Conventions & Incentive Travel (MCIT)


James Overall, Dean, School of Hospitality & Tourism

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Sector Represented:  Post Secondary Institutions


Ryan Robb, Chief Executive Officer

Stoney Tribal Administration

Sector Represented:  Indigenous


Dan Arndt, President

ZZA Hospitality Group

Sector Represented:  Food and Beverage 


Leanne Shaw, Board Chair

Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association

Sector Represented:  Industry Associations