April 18, 2006: New communications officer for the BCTLI

      Tuesday, April 18, 2006
      Contact: Morgan Geisler at 604.984.1750

      (Squamish, B.C.)—Morgan Geisler is the new provincial communications officer for the B.C. Centre for Tourism Leadership and Innovation (BCTLI), hosted by Capilano College. The Centre is a focal point for province-wide tourism education and innovation.

      A lifelong resident of B.C., Geisler’s role will be to support and promote the efforts of the Centre’s education network, the communities involved in tourism economic development, and tourism training with B.C.’s First Nations.

      Geisler joins the Centre after two years as director of sales and marketing for the Arts & Cultural Guide to B.C., a premier resource for cultural tourism promotion and a key visitor services tool. Prior to this, she worked in management level positions in the hospitality and event sectors.

      A graduate of the Tourism Marketing Management program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Geisler is passionate about supporting and promoting the network of 17 post-secondary institutions included in B.C.’s tourism learning system. Her appointment rounds out the Centre’s team with general manager, Terry Hood, at the helm, and regional development officer, Tim Schoahs, supporting the development of tourism programs and connecting tourism partners within the province.

      “British Columbia is poised to become the top tourism and hospitality education destination in the world and we are here to help make that happen,” said Geisler, who holds an undergraduate degree in English from the University of British Columbia. “The Centre is also developing a comprehensive online tourism resource centre, which will benefit the industry as a whole.”

      To find out more about the BCTLI, or to share your stories of tourism leadership and innovation, please feel free to contact Geisler via email at morgan@bctli.ca.