Voice of the BC Tourism Industry



I feel we must speak with one voice and work hard to unify our tourism industry. This board helps us do just that.”

~Sandra Oldfield

Policy Committee
The Policy Committee develops and updates fact-based policies that clearly communicate the industry’s current concerns and influence decision makers. The Committee utilizes a range of tools to ensure the policy positions it recommends to the Board of Directors reflect the memberships’ views and are supported by research.

Committee members:
1. Beverley DeSantis – (committee Chair) – TIABC Director
2. Vivek Sharma – TIABC Chair
3. Ian MacPhee – TIABC Director
4. Michael J. Ballingall – TIABC Director
5. Andre Kuerbis –  TIABC member (Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association)
6. Joss Penny – TIABC member (BC Lodging & Campground Association)
7. Andy Shimizu, TIABC member (CITAP)
8. Paul Vallee, TIABC member (Gaining Edge)
9. Kelly Glazer, TIABC members (Destination Osoyoos)

Membership & Communications Committee
The Membership and Communications Committee assists the Board in its role of providing input and strategic direction on membership generating activities and communications strategies to support TIABC.

Committee members:
1. Mike Retasket (committee Chair) – TIABC Director
2. Brenda Baptiste – TIABC Director
3. Jamie Cox – TIABC Director
4. Sandra Oldfield  – TIABC Director
5. Ceri Chong – TIABC member (Tourism Richmond)
6. Tony Munday – TIABC member (Munday Media & Design)

Finance & Audit Committee
The Finance Committee assists the Board in its fiduciary responsibilities. The Committee also plays a key role in the sustainability of the organization by overseeing the monthly financial statements and reporting back to the board at each meeting.

Committee members:
1. JJ Belanger (committee Chair) – TIABC Vice Chair
2. Jim Humphrey – TIABC Past Chair
3. Jamie Cox – TIABC Director
4. Ian MacPhee – TIABC Director

Governance Committee
The Governance Committee acts as a working group to assist the Board in ensuring that the organization has the necessary governance structure and policies, including appropriate bylaws, to be an independent and effective tourism industry association on behalf of operators, sectors, DMOs and key stakeholders.

Additionally, the Governance Committee is responsible for ensuring that the Board includes individuals with the skills, experience and broad industry perspective to effectively govern the organization. The process of recruiting qualified nominees for vacant Board positions is overseen by a sub-committee of the Governance Committee.

Committee members:
1. Jim Humphrey (committee Chair) – TIABC Past Chair
2. Brenda Baptiste – TIABC Director

TIABC is looking for volunteers from its membership to assist the committees.
Please contact us at info@tiabc.ca.


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