Acting GM named at Tourism Tofino

Tourism Tofino announced the appointment of Jenn Houtby-Ferguson as acting general manager for an 8-month period beginning July 21, during general manager Kirsten Soder’s maternity leave.

“We are very excited to welcome Jenn to our team of tourism marketing experts,” said Soder. “Our hiring committee and I are confident that Jenn’s skills, experience and abilities will enable the organization to function flawlessly during my absence. Jenn will be well-supported by Tourism Tofino’s senior staff members Samantha Fyleris and Sarah Timberlake, and we have recently added an administrative support role filled by Caitlin Hedley who will be help to ensure a smooth transition between managers.”

A seasoned veteran of the tourism industry, Jenn Houtby-Ferguson, CMP, CMM, spent the last two years with Tourism Nanaimo most recently as Destination Development Officer. From 2007 -2012 Jenn was the Director of Sales Marketing of the largest Resort on Vancouver Island. Named a finalist of the Top 20 Under 40 both 2012 and 2013, Jenn is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Tourism Management though Royal Roads University.

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