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Nita Lake Lodge Appoints Group Sales Manager

By Don Douloff, April 10, 2008

Nita Lake Lodge Appoints Group Sales Manager

dianeNita Lake Lodge, in Whistler, B.C., has appointed Tory Kargl as group sales manager.

Kargl brings an extensive mix of sales, marketing and events experience in the travel and hospitality industry to the position, having most recently concluded a long tenure with Intrawest, where she held many positions, including international sales account executive, sales and marketing product driver and sales event supervisor.

Janet Jakobsen New Professor at Niagara College

dianeJanet L. Jakobsen, CMP, has assumed the post of professor, hospitality and tourism at Niagara College, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

Since January, 2003, Jakobsen worked at AVW-TELAV Audio Visual Solutions, in the Toronto office, as director of business development.

Golden Planners Appoints Four New Staff

candraPictured, from left to right: Suzanne Cartier, Brigitte Mondor, Jessica Ward, Robyn Akehurst.

Golden Planners Inc. (GPI) had made four staff appointments and moved its offices in downtown Ottawa.

Brigitte Mondor, CMP, joins as senior event manager. An expert in logistics, Mondor has, for the past two years, operated ÉvenImage as senior event manager.

Jessica Ward returns to GPI as event manager. For the previous six years, she was operations manager for the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education.

Two event assistants, Robyn Akehurst and Suzanne Cartier, have also joined the company. Previously, Akehurst was an event coordinator with responsibilities for VIP, fundraising and private events across the York Street Entertainment Group’s portfolio of Ottawa’s Byward Market-area venues.

Suzanne Cartier joins GPI after a number of years working with the Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, where her responsibilities included organizing logistics of training sessions for teachers and professors.

Coinciding with these appointments has been GPI’s relocation to Ottawa’s Chateau Royale Professional Building.

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