Discover Saint John Announces New Chair of Board

July 20, 2016


Saint John, NB July 20, 2016 — Today we are pleased to announce Glenda MacLean as the new chair of the Discover Saint John Board of Directors.  Glenda MacLean is charged with the management of the 197-room Hilton Saint John where her responsibilities also include managing the adjacent Saint John Trade & Convention Centre.  With over 25 years of experience in hotel management, Glenda has honed her operations, finance, human resources, sales and marketing skills so that she can efficiently manage and direct all aspects of a hotel.

Glenda’s experience spans a wide range of hotel brands including IHG, Wyndham, Marriott and Hilton Worldwide; as well as owning her own inn for eight years. Glenda’s career has taken her to six provinces and she actively worked on the Destination Marketing file in both Ottawa and St. John’s before returning to Saint John in 2007. Since her return, Glenda has enjoyed being part of the growth and development of the hospitality industry in Saint John and the impact this has had on the city.

Glenda’s past and current hospitality board positions include:

  • Board Member Ottawa Hoteliers Outaouais Inc.
  • Board Member Byward Market BIA – Ottawa
  • Board Member Destination St. John’s
  • Board Member Saint John DMO Steering Committee
  • Board Member Discover Saint John 2010-2012
  • Committee Member True Growth 2.0
  • Chair Discover Saint John 2013
  • Member of provincial TMF industry panel 2013
  • Executive Board Member Saint John Hotel Association 2007-2014;  2016-present
  • Member Skal New Brunswick

Discover Saint John would also like to express our thanks to our outgoing-chair, Allison Fraser, for her years on the board of Discover Saint John. Allison has volunteered her time and energy to help advance the organization over the past four years and she will be missed.

Discover Saint John is governed by an 11-member board of directors with 5 appointees from the City of Saint John, 2 members of the Hotel Association, and 4 members appointed as industry representatives.

  • Judith Brown, Saint John Airport Inc., representing the City of Saint John
  • Dave Drinnan, Nocturne, representing the City of Saint John
  • Ray Gracewood, Organigram Inc, representing the City of Saint John
  • Sally Blount, Worksafe NB, representing the City of Saint John
  • Dave Forestell, Slocum & Ferris, representing Industry
  • Elizabeth Rowe, Urban Deli, representing Industry
  • Heather Peterson, Market Square, representing Industry
  • Gilliane Nadeau, Uncorked Tours, representing Industry
  • Sue Palmer, Chateau Saint John, representing the Saint John Hotel Association
  • Glenda MacLean, Hilton Saint John, representing the Saint John Hotel Association

About Discover Saint John:

Discover Saint John is a not-for-profit public-private corporation with the mandate for tourism promotion for the Saint John Region. In addition to tourism promotion, Saint John Destination Marketing Inc. provides staff and management directly for the 5 visitor information centres in Saint John.