15.01.20

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Collette's Brett Walker Replaces Tim Croyle As CATO Chair


New CATO Chair Brett Walker (left) and Melissa Reiter, Vice-Chair.


Brett Walker, General Manager Canada at Collette, has been named Chair of the Canadian Association of Tour Operators (CATO), effective 1JAN, following the conclusion of Tim Croyle’s  two-year term.

Melissa Reiter, Legal Counsel at G Adventures, becomes Vice-Chair of CATO. 

Richard Edwards remains as Treasurer, and Pierre LePage continues as CATO Executive Director.

“One of our goals this year is to make CATO more representative of all its members by expanding our vision and direction, as well as our membership” said Walker. 

“We will be holding a meeting of our tour operator members in February to review our mission and strategy, and set a new course for the future.”

Some of the immediate changes are the introduction of voting privileges for all tour operator members, by eliminating the associate (non-voting) membership category, and the requirement of lengthy business history. 

CATO will continue with its symposiums, in conjunction with the University Of Toronto Faculty Of Law and other institutions, in the hopes of better informing and preparing members on such issues as data security, legal implications, and corporate risks.

For more information on CATO, visit: www.cato.ca





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