Hotel Association Elects First Female Chair


The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced that Sara Glenn, CEO, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America, Accor North America has been appointed as chairwoman of the board. Glenn makes history as the first ever female chair of HAC.

“The Hotel Association of Canada has been critical to the survival of Canada’s hotel industry over the past two years, and I am honoured to serve as chair. I am looking forward to working with our board, the HAC team and our members to ensure our industry realizes a full recovery and a return to pre-pandemic growth,” said Glenn.

Glenn succeeds Jonathan Lund, regional vice president, hotel operations, Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG).

“I would like to thank Jonathan for his exceptional leadership and service as chair throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. His guidance and support were key to HAC’s success over the past two years,” said Susie Grynol, president and CEO of HAC.

“Sara is a global leader in hospitality and will be a tremendous asset to our association as we turn our focus to post-pandemic recovery. I am also thrilled to welcome our first female chairwoman. Long overdue, this is an incredible moment for our association and our industry.”

Joining Glen on the board of directors are Mark Kochhar, Hilton Worldwide; Satinder Dhillon, Innvest Hotels LP; R Gordon Johnson, Atlific Hotels & Resorts; Bill Stone, Knightstone Hotel Group Inc.

Re-elected for a second three-year term are Scott Jocelyn, Manitoba Hotel Association; Tony Elenis, Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association; Robert Pratt, Sandman Hotels, Inns & Resorts; Marc Staniloff, Superior Lodging Corp, and Brian Leon, Choice Hotels Canada.




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