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Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association Announces 2012 - 2013 Board of Directors

The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) is pleased to announce that Perry Wilford, General Manager of Calgary’s Glenmore Inn and Convention Centre, has been elected as Chair.

“Our 920 members expect us to take action on their behalf, and we will. By keeping our mission and board values firmly in our minds, it will be my goal as Chair to hear all voices around the boardroom table and in committee work,” said Perry Wilford.

Continuing to serve on the Board is Steven Watters, General Manager at the Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre Jasper, who has been elected as First Vice Chair. Micheal Sieger, General Manager at the Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton, and Tina Tobin, General Manager at Edmonton’s Alberta Place Suite Hotel, have been elected as Vice Chairs.

The AHLA welcomes back Chris Eklof, General Manager of Camp N’ Class RV Park, as the Director for Campgrounds. She has been serving on the Board for the past two years and continues to support the campground members.

The AHLA’s 2012 – 2013 Board of Directors includes:

Perry Wilford, Chair, Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, Calgary
Steven Watters, First Vice Chair, Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre, Jasper
Michael Sieger, Vice Chair, Hilton Garden Inn West Edmonton
Tina Tobin, Vice Chair, Alberta Place Suite Hotel
Mike Shymka, Past Chair, Town & Country Motor Hotel, Calgary
Dave Kaiser, CHA, President & CEO, Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association

Directors North:
Amr Awad, Best Western Grande Prairie
Mark Perry, Merit Hotel, Fort McMurray
Tony Verbisky, Ramada Inn, Lloydminster

Directors Central:
Perry Batke, Best Western Denham Inn & Suites, Leduc
Robin Cumine, Radisson Hotel Edmonton South

Directors South:
Joseph Clohessy, Calgary Marriott Hotel
Mark Hope, Coast Hotels & Resorts
Marc Rheaume ,Delta Calgary South
Leanne Shaw-Brotherston, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Calgary

Director, Campgrounds:
Chris Eklof, Camp N' Class RV Park, Stony Plain

About the AHLA: The Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association is a non-profit organization which represents a broad cross section of Alberta's accommodation and tourism industry. Our association is governed by a Board of Directors elected from member properties throughout Alberta. Our members are owners and operators of hotels, motels, inns, resorts, bed and breakfasts, lodges, campgrounds and company suppliers to the tourism industry. AHLA members play an active role in determining the policies and objectives of AHLA and have an essential voice in the affairs of the association and the direction taken on current issues. For more information, please visit

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