Together, the Board of Directors & staff of Tourism Red Deer are responsible for coordinating and growing hospitality & tourism revenue and developing Red Deer & Area tourism industry. The Board provides leadership and guidance to hospitality & tourism businesses while being a strong, credible, and trusted voice of representation for the industry.
Board of Directors
A 11 member volunteer Board of Directors establishes its policies and direction. Nine directors are elected by the membership; Two other directors are appointed from Red Deer City Council and Red Deer County. Liaison with City of Red Deer Administration is through the Director of Economic Development, who is an advisory, non-voting member of the Board of Directors. Tourism Red Deer Executive Director oversees the organization’s operations.
Past Chair – Nancy Paish, Red Deer Regional Airport
Co-Chair - Jonathan Strome, Taco Monster
Vice Chair – Rob Ironside, Red Deer Cultural Heritage Society
Treasurer – Michelle Tooze-Matthews, Holiday Inn Hotel
Secretary – Dean Williams, Red Deer Rebels
Board Member - Doug Bos, Discovery Wildlife Park
Board Member - Robbie Halonen - Red Deer Polytechnic
Board Member - Amanda Gould, Downtown Business Association
Red Deer City Council - Councillor Vesna Higham, City of Red Deer
Red Deer County Council - Councillor Lonny Kennett, Red Deer County
(Advisory), City of Red Deer - John Sennema/Michelle Zeggil
(Advisory), Red Deer County - Sandra Badry
Click here for the current Tourism Red Deer Bylaws.
Reach out to a member of our team, we welcome your inquiries and look forward to connecting with you.
Executive Director – Rene Rondeau
Digital Media Specialist - Francis Arevalo
Social Media Specialist - Nicole Clermont
Visitor Services Ambassador/Marketing Assistant – Cassidy Barker