The Greater Toronto Hotel Association (GTHA) has named Sara Anghel as the new president and CEO.
“After a thorough search process Mrs. Anghel was a natural choice for the position,” said chairman of the board Tim Reardon. “In addition to her prior experience with associations and government, the search committee appreciated her collaborative management style and drive to bring the association to the next level.”
In her most recent position Anghel served as president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Canada since 2008.
Anghel has served on a number of national and international industry boards including as chair of the Ontario Region Recreational Boating Advisory Council (RBAC), co-chair of Transport Canada’s National Recreational Boating Advisory Council (NRBAC) and president of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (First Woman in its 55 year history).
Anghel has more than 25 years of experience in the realm of government relations. She has served in a number of political positions with the Ontario government including communications, policy and chief of staff to the Minister of Northern Development & Mines and Environment, Energy, Natural Resources and Health.
In 2019, Anghel was recognized as Woman of the Year by the Marine Retailers of America and in 2015 received the Boating Ontario President’s Award for outstanding contribution to the boating industry.
Angel will assume the position of president and CEO at the GTHA on November 28th. The GTHA is the voice of the Greater Toronto Area’s hotel industry, representing 170 hotels.