January 4, 2010
Marina James has been named incoming president of Destination Winnipeg, effective Jan. 11.
James has 19 years of executive-management experience in hotel operations, issues management and negotiations, customer service, tourism development and asset and financial management.
Currently, James is vice-president, hotels, for Westcorp Properties Inc. From 1991 to 2005, she was general manager of Place Louis Riel Hotel, in Winnipeg, and before that, was manager of marketing and sales at the property.
In addition, she is past chair of the Manitoba Hotel Association, Manitoba Tourism Education Council and the Audit, Finance and Governance Committee of Travel Manitoba.