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Steve Allan reappointed as CTC chair.

New five-year term at helm of CTC’s board confirmed this week.

06 April 2012

Steve Allan, chair of the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) board of directors, has been re-appointed for another five years.

Allan’s original appointment began in March 2008. During his time as chair he has presided over CTC’s involvement in the 2010 Winter Games and welcomed the rise of Canada to No. 1 in the FutureBrand Country Brand Index.

The Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, which is fast approaching its centennial, is close to Allan’s heart. He has been a volunteer there since 1974, a director from 1994-2009 and even served as chairman of the board and Stampede president from 2005-2007.

Allan, who was born, raised and educated in Calgary, AB, is a consultant with the Calgary office of Ernst & Young, an international professional-services firm. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta and has spent his career in professional practice with a focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency as well as forensic accounting.

“In the past four years Steve has shown tremendous leadership and vision,” says Michele McKenzie, CTC president and CEO. “His dedication to Canada’s tourism industry and enthusiasm for the CTC are truly inspirational and I look forward to working with him closely going forward.”


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Steve has the frontier attitude that contributed to the success of the Calgary Stampede. We could benefit from that spirit of community, and support of one another as we seek to build up the Canadian tourism industry. Working together is what it is all about.