Tourism Winnipeg Staff Listing

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For all other inquiries please contact the appropriate person below. Tourism Winnipeg is a Division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. Click here for a complete staff listing of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.

Executive/Corporate Team

Dayna Spiring

Dayna Spiring
President & CEO
1 204 954 1988

Dayna directs all aspects of the organization's activities. She provides leadership and strategic direction, collaborates with key stakeholders and is a driving force behind making Winnipeg a compelling choice for business and tourism.

Karen Goossen

Karen Goossen
Vice President, Marketing and Tourism Winnipeg
1 204 954 1965

Karen leads the development and implementation of the tourism sales and servicing for all markets in order to increase Winnipeg’s economy.

Greg Dandewich

Greg Dandewich
Senior Vice President, Economic Development Winnipeg
1 204 954 1982

Greg excels at relationship building, facilitating strategic partnerships, coordinating industry and sector initiatives, and forging substantive collaborations between the public and private sectors.

Ryan Kuffner

Ryan Kuffner
Vice President of Sales and Business Development
1 204 954 1962

Ryan is the Vice President of Sales for Economic Development Winnipeg directing all sales strategies. He also leads the YES! Winnipeg initiative to attract new business and work with local companies to facilitate their expansion, increase their market potential and grow their network.

Kim Metcalfe

Kim Metcalfe
Director of Finance
1 204 954 1980

Kim's responsibilities incorporate all aspects of the day-to-day financial management duties of the corporation, as well as directing all finance-related administrative activities.

Tiffany Creaghe-Harder

Tiffany Creaghe-Harder
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
1 204 954 1998

Tiffany assists Dayna with issues management involving such aspects as scheduling, event planning, meeting management and communications-related tasks. She also serves as the primary liaison for EDW's board of directors and coordinates all board-related activities germane to the organization.

Tourism Winnipeg Team

Natalie Thiesen

Natalie Thiesen
Director of Tourism
1 204 954 1978

Natalie is responsible for managing the Business Development Managers, Sales Administrators and Client Service Manager in order to optimize overnight visitations across all markets. Natalie is also responsible for attracting business events through the U.S. meetings and conventions market as well as the economic sectors of Energy and Environment and Information Communication Technologies.

Annie Henry

Annie Henry
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1990

Annie is responsible for attracting sports, special events and meetings and conventions to Winnipeg through the sport federations, unions, corporations as well as the key economic sectors of Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Creative Industries.

Grace Hicks

Grace Hicks
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1981

Grace is responsible for attracting meetings and conventions to Winnipeg through the Canadian association and third party meeting planner markets as well as the economic sectors of Agribusiness and Life Sciences.

Stephanie  Kababie

Stephanie Kababie
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1973

Stephanie is responsible for attracting meetings and conventions through the Canadian not-for-profits and Indigenous markets as well as the key economic sectors of Education, Financial Services, and Transportation and Distribution.

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1995

Sarah is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for the travel trade market showcasing Winnipeg as a group and package tour destination and focusing on student/youth travel, affinity groups, tour operators, wholesalers and receptives.

Melanie McCreath (On maternity leave until November, 2019)

Melanie McCreath (On maternity leave until November, 2019)
Business Development Manager, Bring It Home Program
1 204 954 1984

Melanie is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for meetings and conventions. This includes attracting tourism business through local leaders with the Bring it Home program, while leveraging these business events and conferences to help showcase Winnipeg’s investment value proposition.

Lynnea  Adrian

Lynnea Adrian
Client Services Manager
1 204 954 1992

Lynnea is responsible for managing client services by assisting clients in promoting their meetings, conventions, sports, special events and group tours that will be in Winnipeg in order to maximize attendance and elevate customer satisfaction.

Crystal Seman

Crystal Seman
Sales Administrator
1 204 954 1989

Crystal is responsible for managing the customer relations management system, Simpleview, as well as supporting the sales activities of the Business Development Managers and expediting the bids and proposals in order to attract meetings, conventions, sports and special events to Winnipeg.

Breanne Mitenko

Breanne Mitenko
Sales Administrator
1 204 954 1968

Breanne is responsible for supporting the sales activities of the Business Development Managers and managing the planning and coordination of the meetings, conventions, sports, special events, and group tours site visits and familiarization tours.

Jen Nagy

Jen Nagy
Partnerships Coordinator
1 204 954 1994

Jen is responsible for the Team Winnipeg and Winnipeg Tour Connection partnerships and initiatives. She provides project-specific support to the meetings and conventions and travel trade teams and Tourism Winnipeg's industry events.

Sarah Ferrari

Sarah Ferrari
Visitor Experience Manager
1 204 954 1985

Sarah is responsible for visitor services, travel information outreach, frontline training, familiarization tours and social media activities that contribute to enhancing visitor experiences.

Danica Dantes

Danica Dantes
Visitor Service Inventory Coordinator
1 204 954 1996

Danica is responsible for inventory management and the delivery of front line visitor counselling.

Marketing & Branding Team

Cody Chomiak

Cody Chomiak
Director of Marketing
1 204 954 1960

Cody is responsible for marketing for Economic Development Winnipeg, including Tourism Winnipeg. He executes strategic marketing initiatives to increase visitation and business attraction to Winnipeg and advance the destination brand.

Tyler Walsh

Tyler Walsh
Digital & Content Marketing Manager
1 204 954 1979

Tyler is responsible for curating and creating digital and video content to promote and tell the Winnipeg story.

Gillian Chester

Gillian Chester
Communications & Travel Media Manager
1 204 954 1977

Gillian is responsible for writing and editing tourism marketing communications, handling travel media requests, developing story ideas, and the travel media program.

Mike Green

Mike Green
Social Media and Creative Communications Manager
1 204 954 1993

Mike is responsible for development and execution of Tourism Winnipeg's social media plan. He is also responsible for all creative online and offline writing for various marketing mediums.

Kelly Krebs

Kelly Krebs
Marketing & Communications Project Manager
1 204 954 1963

Kelly is responsible for managing the content of the Tourism Winnipeg publications and website, approving all partner entries in Simpleview, compiling earned media, responding to image requests and managing the internal image gallery and photo contest.

Karen Allen

Karen Allen
Graphic Designer
1 204 954 1964

Karen is responsible for the graphic design of the sales and marketing initiatives and maintains the brand standards.