The Tourism Industry Association of Canada's Board of Directors has appointed Rob Taylor, TIAC’s Vice-President of Industry and Public Affairs, as its Interim President and CEO, effective Nov. 28.
The announcement follows the appointment of David Goldstein as President and CEO of the Canadian Tourism Commission.Prior to joining TIAC in April 2013, Taylor’s career includes more than two decades of experience in communications, media, public policy and association management, including leadership roles as Chief of Staff to Hon. Diane Ablonczy, the former Minister of State, Small Business and Tourism, where he was a key contributor to the original framework for the Federal Tourism Strategy.
Taylor has also served as Executive Director to the national organization FAME (Festivals and Major Events) Canada; Director of Communications to the Hon. Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment and the Minister Responsible for Parks Canada; and as a lobbyist with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.The appointment of a new President and CEO continues to be a priority for the TIAC Board of Directors.