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Howes Group Adds to Sales Team

Veteran hotelier Desmond Lomas has joined The Howes Group. He will serve as senior manager, Global Accounts for the Ottawa, Ontario-based site selection company.

Desmond Lomas, Senior Manager, Global Accounts, The Howes GroupLomas has worked in the hotel industry for more than 20 years. Prior to joining The Howes Group, he was the director of sales and marketing at one of Ottawa’s leading downtown meeting and business travel hotels.

“As I considered my next career change, I wanted to join a respected company n our industry that matched my ethics,” he explained. ‘The Howes Group works under the principles of fair and logical that I experienced as a hotelier. This company truly wants to help clients balance the risk and forge long term relationships with both clients and hotels.”

Lomas has a degree in political science from the University of Ottawa and a diploma in hotel and restaurant management from Algonquin College. Currently, he serves on the Hotel and Restaurant Management Educational Advisory Board at Algonquin College in Ottawa, and teaches at the college. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec with his wife and two children.

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