TPI Announces Personnel Changes & Additions

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Morris Chia

TPI has announced several personnel changes that the company says are designed to ensure that the organization is aligned to deliver on key initiatives, including working closely with partners to achieve travel sales margin growth to increase mutual earning opportunities.

The company has appointed Susbir (Sus) Singh as its new Vice President, Sales & Marketing. Singh joins TPI with 15 years of experience in the travel industry, including five as the Vice President of FCm Travel Solutions (Flight Centre’s corporate division). He will report directly to TPI founder Morris Chia, who says Singh brings a broad range of knowledge across marketing, sales, and finance. He can be reached at ssingh@tpi.ca.

Other TPI personnel changes include: 

  • Tim Morgan will continue as Vice President, Corporate Development, where he will work on aligning and executing TPI’s strategic plan opportunities in collaboration with Chia and the company’s corporate advisory board. (tmorgan@tpi.ca).
     
  •  Colton Chia has been promoted to Director, Partnerships, leading new and existing partner contract negotiations and event contract procurement. (cchia@tpi.ca).
     
  • TPI is replacing Regional Sales Managers with three Directors of Sales -- Western Canada: Christine Winchester (cwinchester@tpi.ca), a TPI travel advisor for 10 years and a member of the head office team for 2 years; Ontario: Rhonda LaFosse (rlafosse@tpi.ca), a TPI team member for 5 years; and, Atlantic Canada: Lisa Geddes (lgeddes@tpi.ca), a TPI team member for nearly 15 years. As a result of these changes, Sheila Rempel and Linda Khanna are no longer employed by TPI.
     
  • Jordana Botting has been added as TPI’s new Director, Marketing & Events. She brings 15 years of industry experience, including most recently as the Senior Director of Marketing at Tully Luxury Travel. Botting can be reached at jbotting@tpi.ca. Laura Kwiatkowski is no longer employed by TPI.
     
  • As TPI expands its sales and marketing presence in Ontario, Singh and Botting will both be based in the Greater Toronto Area.

All position changes are effective immediately.

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.




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