Economic Development Manager, United Counties of Leeds & Grenville, and Co-Chair, 1000 Islands and Rideau Canal Garden Trail. Canada

Presentation: Achieving Tourism Success for the 1000 Islands & Rideau Canal Garden Trail

With a track record of bringing communities and organizations together to strategically advance their  goals, Ann currently works regionally on behalf of the Counties and its 10 member municipalities.  Over the past seven years, she has created an environment for the communities of Leeds Grenville to work together, through corridors of mutual interest while maintaining their individual priorities.

Prior to her work with the Counties, she was the Tourism Manager of the Brockville and District Chamber of Commerce for six years.  During this period of time, Ann was able to develop a strong tourism program that advanced and repositioned the tourism sector in Brockville.

Ann is currently the president of the Rideau Heritage Route Tourism Association and she previously led the Great Waterway Regional Tourism Organization through its creation.

Ann holds a Business Administration Diploma in Finance from Durham College, and is currently completing her EcDev designation at the University of Waterloo.

Ann has a very strong belief in the importance of relationships, networks and partnerships.  She is visionary, committed and passionate in continuing to develop this region’s businesses and lifestyle.