OTEC Board Announcement


As OTEC continues to grow and develop our training and consulting services for the workforce development needs of our clients, partners and stakeholders, I am pleased to announce the addition of two new, highly qualified individuals to the OTEC Board of Directors.
Joining the dynamic group of OTEC Directors is Ms. Vicki Bone, Director of Human Resources & Housekeeping, Courtyard by Marriott Toronto Downtown; and Ms. Wendy Forsythe, Former President of OMERS Investment Management.
Ms. Bone brings with her over a decade of human resource experience in the hospitality industry within major hotel brands as well as in financial services. She is a member of the Human Resource Professional Association (HRPA) and Vice President of Membership of Hospitality Human Resources Professional Association (HHRPA).
Ms. Forsythe has held executive positions with OMERS, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and the Ontario Hospital Association. She is on the Board of Kingston General Hospital and is a graduate of the Directors Education Program at Rotman School of Management where she earned her ICD.D designation.
Officers continuing for another term on the Board are OTEC Chair, Dr. David Martin Director, Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Hospitality and Tourism Management; and Mr. Bill Allen, Vice Chair, Managing Director, WRA Management Group and former President, Tourism Industry Association of
Ontario (TIAO).
Continuing on the Board, is newly appointed Officer and Treasurer, Mr. Doug Hyland, Managing Partner ROCG Americas and new Executive Member, Ms. Grace Sammut, Managing Director Resorts of Ontario, who becomes Industry Liaison.
Elected for another term:

  • Mr. Sheldon K. Gould, Chief Operating Officer, Delmanor Seniors Communities
  • Mr. David Adames, Senior Director, Business Development, Niagara
    Parks Commission
  • Mr. Nick DiRenzo, President, Sun Life Financial Investment Services Inc.
  • Mr. Gary Hallam, Executive Dean, School of Business and Hospitality Conestoga College
  • Ms. Esther Lee, former Vice President, Human Resources & Administration Metro Toronto Convention Centre
I would also like to sincerely thank the outgoing members of our Board, past Treasurer, Mr. Paul Dinner, Ms. Erin Elkin and Mr. Victor Cheng. Thanks to their support and contributions, OTEC has grown into a leading Ontario training, consulting & workforce development organization.
About OTEC
OTEC Training & Consulting Services is an Ontario-based independent, not-for-profit training, consulting & workforce development organization that delivers high quality, creative solutions for the development and growth of a professional, skilled workforce. It is the leading source support for communities to build workforce capacity and for companies to attract, retain, and develop high performing employees and become Employer of Choice organizations. OTEC is the premier source for Customer Service and Tourism Ambassador training, interpersonal skills training, e-learning and workshop program development, human resources management solutions, standards, certification and education products and services for hospitality and service oriented organizations in a wide range of industry sectors.
For more information on OTEC’s products and services please go to www.otec.org

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