Travel Professionals International (TPI) has announced the appointment of
Steve Ruddy as Chief Operating Officer & Senior Vice President of Finance,
“Steve has been a valuable behind-the-scenes advisor to TPI and we're
pleased to have him join us in a daily operational capacity as we plan and
execute our next phase of growth," said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO.
Originally from Calgary but now based out of Winnipeg at the TPI Head
Office, Ruddy has been an Executive Advisor to TPI for nearly 5 years, working
largely on financial and corporate planning. His career outside of TPI includes
senior level corporate positions in banking and insurance, CFO/COO roles with
several Canadian corporations, and most recently Enterprise Risk Management for
the City of Calgary.
As TPI's COO and S.V.P. Finance, Steve will oversee day-to-day operations
with a particular focus on the execution of operational and financial
efficiencies and best practices.
"My experience with TPI staff and advisors over the last 5 years has
been wonderful and I'm excited for the opportunities that I see ahead for this
Canadian travel industry success story," said Ruddy.