Ms. Tanya Racz, who has served in this capacity for 9 years, resigned her position and will finish her role at the end of April.

“We are very grateful for Tanya’s dedication to the Association and the Canadian business travel and meetings community and we fully respect her decision to move on to other opportunities,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “She has worked tirelessly for nine years to lead GBTA’s efforts in Canada and has ensured that GBTA’s conference and wider activities in the country are highly respected. Naturally, she will be sorely missed.”

“GBTA will begin the search for a new regional director for GBTA Canada,” said Paul Tilstone, GBTA senior vice president of global operations. “The individual we are searching for will help build on the success to date by engaging with the Canadian business travel and meetings community and bringing creative solutions to the network to further the goals of GBTA in education, training and research.”

The Association will begin conducting stakeholder meetings and candidate interviews in June in Canada.