President, Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association (OGHA)
Dick began his career with Carleton University in 1966 and remained fiercely loyal to the school until his retirement in 1999. During his time at Carleton, Dick served as Assistant Dean of Students, coach of the Ravens basketball team, Director of Student Housing and Food Services, as well as Director of Human Resources for 18 years. Following his retirement, Dick joined the Ottawa Gatineau Hotel Association (OGHA) as their first Executive Director and continues to serve as President. In this role Dick helped establish the very successful Destination Marketing Fee program which generates some $7M in support of Ottawa’s tourism industry. Over the years Dick has been a key player in many business and community service activities, including the Ottawa Business Journal Editorial Board, the City of Ottawa Business Advisory Committee, the Ontario Restaurant Hotel Motel Association Board of Directors and the Boys & Girls Club Board of Directors.
Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at La Cité Collegiale
Mona Fortier has worked in the public, private, and community sectors for more than twenty years. Currently Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at La Cité College, where she has been working since 2008, she was previously Executive Vice-President of Equinox Public Affairs. With several years of experience as a general director and project manager under her belt, she possesses outstanding expertise in management, communications and public relations, in government relations, and in business development.
A graduate of the University of Ottawa, Ms. Fortier holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences (with a major in Sociology). She has made a name for herself with her organizational, strategic, and managerial leadership, as well as her results-oriented management style.
Adding to her expertise and talents, Ms. Fortier has, over the years, built up an impressive network of contacts that she is continually adding to through her personal and professional activities. She is actively and voluntarily contributing to several organizations at a regional, provincial, and federal level. Deeply involved in her community, she is currently a board member of the Montfort Hospital (as Secretary) and chair of Santé Montfort. Ms. Fortier has been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Young Achiever’s Award from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.
President & CEO - Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC)
Mr. Goldstein is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC).
A veteran in government and regulatory affairs in Ottawa, Mr. Goldstein has provided guidance and direction on the advocacy and public affairs functions of some of Canada’s most respected companies and organizations.
Prior to his arrival at TIAC, Mr. Goldstein served as the Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs, with CTVglobemedia Inc. In this capacity, he worked with the senior management team to establish the strategic direction of Canada’s largest media company, and oversaw its regulatory and public policy files. He also served in a similar role as the Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs with CHUM Limited prior to its acquisition by CTVglobemedia.
Mr. Goldstein’s experience in association management includes his tenure at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), where he attained the title of Vice President, Government Affairs. He also subsequently served as Vice-Chair of the CAB’s Board of Directors, and has sat on the boards of several other organizations.