Walt has been involved in the tourism industry for close to 30 years having worked at BC
Pavco, Port Metro Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver prior to joining the Tourism
Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) in May 2015.
As CEO, Walt leads multiple advocacy/policy files, sets the strategic course for TIABC,
builds relationships with members and industry stakeholders, and communicates the
value of B.C.’s visitor economy to various constituents.
Before TIABC, Walt spent 15+ years at Tourism Vancouver as Vice President of
Marketing Communications, Membership and Sport.
Over the years, Walt has held dozens of board and committee positions. At present, he
is on tourism program advisory committees for both Capilano University and Vancouver
Community College. He also serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Better Transit
and Transportation Coalition, and is on the City of Vancouver’s Sport Hosting Grant
Having visited over 40 countries, Walt loves to travel and especially enjoys visiting
communities around British Columbia to meet with tourism colleagues. For fun he plays
hockey and golf, runs to stay fit, rides his classic motorcycle, and enjoys spending time
with family and friends.