Walt Judas named as new CEO of TIABC



May 15, 2015


Walt Judas named as new CEO of TIABC

Vancouver, BC - The Board of Directors has selected Walt Judas as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC), effective May 15, 2015.  

Walt Judas is the former Vice President, Marketing Communications, Member Services & Sport for Tourism Vancouver. As part of the senior management team, Walt managed the departments of Member Relations, Sponsorship, Marketing Services, Travel & Trade Media Relations, and Destination Development. He also handled corporate communications and was the organization's primary spokesperson.

Most recently, Walt served on over a dozen local committees including FIFA Women's World Cup Advisory Committee, the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition, the Vancouver Sport Network's Grant Review Committee, the City of Vancouver's Transportation Advisory Group, and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association's Access and Mobility Committee.

Walt holds a Bachelor of Hospitality Management Degree from Vancouver Community College. He also earned a Diploma in Broadcast Journalism and a Management Certificate in Marketing Communications from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.


"The Board is thrilled to have Walt Judas working with us," said Jim Humphrey, Chair of TIABC.  "His tourism experience in BC is a great asset for our organization as we continue to move forward . We look forward to having Walt engage and work collaboratively with all our members."


"I am excited to work with the TIABC board and  the tourism industry across the province to advance tourism interests for the benefit of residents, visitors and businesses alike," said Walt Judas. "I am committed to ensuring TIABC remains a strong voice on behalf of all partners and stakeholders to build and maintain a thriving British Columbia tourism sector."


The Tourism Industry Association of BC (TIABC) advocates for the interests of British Columbia's $13 billion+ tourism economy. As a not-for-profit trade association, TIABC works collaboratively with its members - private sector tourism businesses, industry associations and destination marketing organizations - to ensure the best working environment for a competitive tourism industry.






Jim Humphrey




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