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    Board of Directors

    Champions for Change

TIANS Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is composed of tourism owners,
leaders, and experts from across the province.

Kevin Toth

Chair - North East Nova Scotia
President, Fox Harb’r

Kevin Toth is the President of Fox Harb’r Resort in Fox Harbour, Nova Scotia. Kevin is a veteran hospitality & resort development executive who took the reins of Fox Harb’r in... Read More

Wes Surrett

Past Chair - North East Nova Scotia
Northern Regional Manager, Ignite Atlantic

Wes Surrett has more than 20 years of experience as a business operator in Atlantic Canada in a variety of settings, including various management roles. He is a Pictou County champion... Read More

Marie Manning

Sr. Vice Chair - Halifax Regional Municipality
VP Business Development & CCO, HIAA

Marie Manning is the Vice President of Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer with Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA). In this role, she leads a team that is... Read More

Beatrice Stutz

Chair, NSTHRC - Southwest Nova Scotia
Owner/Manager, Le Caveau Restaurant, Domaine de Grand Pré

Beatrice Stutz was born and raised in Switzerland where she studied and graduated with a college degree in the pharma industry. In the Spring of 2000 Beatrice and her family moved to... Read More

John Simon

Secretary/Treasurer - Halifax Regional Municipality
President, Canadvac Travel Services & Hygge LifeTravel

John Simon is an experienced business professional operating in both multinational organizations and entrepreneurial start-up businesses. His work experience covers a wide range of... Read More

Darlene Grant Fiander

TIANS President / NSTHRC Executive Director

A graduate of Mount Saint Vincent University, Darlene has held senior leadership positions within the tourism industry for over 25 years. Darlene is current Chair of the Board for... Read More