Richard Main

I started by career in Hospitality in Banff working for 6 years at the Banff Spring Hotel.  I then left Banff and Canada to work internationally in Bermuda, The Netherlands, Bahrain, Aruba, Curacao, Egypt and the US. I returned to Canada to work in Toronto then move here to Calgary to manage the Downtown Marriott. I was then transferred to Edmonton and Vancouver to return back to Calgary almost 4 years ago.

I have consciously ensured that I have been involved in the Hospitality industry and community, as an example I am the current Board Chair for the Calgary Hotel Association as I was when I worked in Calgary previously. I was also on the Toronto Hotel Association Board and the Board for Tourism Toronto,  Board Chair in Edmonton for the Hotel Association and had roles with Tourism Edmonton followed by time with the Vancouver Hotel Association and Tourism Vancouver.  In addition I worked with SAIT and NAIT on their Hospitality Advisory Boards.

As such I do bring a perspective and knowledge built on experiences from around the world and across Canada that I can apply to Calgary and the growth of Tourism in Calgary.