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Tourism Vancouver Island Appoints Heather Maycock.


By Don Douloff, December 11, 2008

Tourism Vancouver Island Appoints Heather Maycock

Tourism Vancouver Island has appointed Heather Maycock regional travel trade representative.

During the past five years, Maycock has worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions, including a one-year stint with the B.C. provincial government, in the ministry of labour and citizens services, immediately before joining Tourism Vancouver Island. She also spent about two years as an account representative with Imperial Tobacco, covering the Victoria territory.

Maycock replaces Heidi Wesling, who worked with Tourism Vancouver Island for three and a half years.

MPI Names Troy Feiler Chief Operating Officer

Trey FeilerMeeting Professionals International (MPI) has appointed Trey Feiler chief operating officer. Feiler, who began his new duties on Dec. 3, will report to president and CEO Bruce MacMillan and will lead key divisions of MPI, including knowledge and events, marketing and communications and member care.

Feiler brings over 20 years of leadership experience to MPI. He has held key positions in real estate, finance, and development with Brinker International (Chili’s, Macaroni Grill, On the Border and Maggiano’s) and Yum! Brands, Inc. (Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, Long John Silver’s and A&W). Most recently, he was senior vice-president, development, of Jamba Juice Company.

Speakers’ Spotlight CEO Named a Most Powerful Women in 2008

Farah PerelmuterFarah Perelmuter, co-founder and CEO of Speakers’ Spotlight, was named a winner of the 2008 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100, in the Entrepreneur Category, by The Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

“I am thrilled to be honoured alongside such influential and powerful women leaders,” said Perelmuter. “As I build my business, WXN provides me with the opportunity to network with, learn from, and share my experiences with these remarkable people. I am happy to celebrate my success with my peers.”

The Women’s Executive Network focuses on the advancement and recognition of executive-minded women in the workplace.



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