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Board Members

James Tingley - President

General Manager, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI

James has 30 years experience within the hospitality industry. Commencing his career in Halifax with Canadian Pacific Hotels gravitating to resorts by holding senior positions at the Algonquin Resort and Jasper Park Lodge as Director of Operations. James returned to the Maritimes and the Island specifically as General Manager of the Delta Prince Edward 1998 and then returned west as General Manager of the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis and the Delta Bow Valley, With a strong passion for marketing, sales and community James returns to the Delta Prince Edward. Previous postings saw James sit on Tourism Boards (Alberta TDR), Hotel Association Boards (Calgary Hotel Association) and Community Boards. Engagement with team members both internal and external and passion for community and possibilities is the skill set James provides in his endeavors.

Louise Arsenault - Vice President

Vice-President+General Manager, Mill River Experience, O’Leary, PEI

Louise has been in hospitality for many years. She was a General Manager for Rodd Hotels and Resorts for almost 16 years and now is Vice-President and General Manager of the Mill River Experience and the most recent addition to the Meetings & Conventions PEI Board of Directors.

Susan Ching - Treasurer

Senior Accountant, Harbourside Group of Companies, Charlottetown, PEI

Susan has worked in accounting and finance for 20 years and the tourism industry, in some form or shape, has been and continues to be an integral part of her career. Susan’s work experience includes Corporate Controller of Rodd Hotels and Resorts, Interim Chief Financial Officer at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, and most recently, Director of Finance & Administration with the Charlottetown Airport Authority.

John Cudmore - Secretary

General Manager of The Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI

The majority of John’s professional career in the industry was spent with the Rodd Family; working as General Manager at various Rodd Hotels & Resorts before moving to the executive level with Rodd Management Ltd.

In March 2009, John retired his position with Rodd Hotels & Resorts and focused his extensive industry knowledge in hotel administration, operations, renovations and new construction towards additional challenges as President of Cudmore Hospitality Consulting Inc. It was through this position that he was asked to become involved in the construction and fit up of The Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown’s newest hotel in over twenty five years. Upon successful completion and opening of The Holman Grand Hotel in 2011, he accepted the position of General Manager of this boutique hotel.

John has also worked in a wide range of volunteer roles in the Canadian Tourism Industry, most notably as a member of the United States Marketing Committee of the Canadian Tourism Commission; Chair of The Atlantic Canada (Canada Select) Grading Authority; President of Tourism Charlottetown and the Prince Edward Island Convention Partnership and a member the Prince Edward Island Tourism Advisory Council.

Craig MacMillan - Director

Manager/ Operating Partner at Sims Corner Steakhouse and Oyster Bar, Murphy Hospitality Group Charlottetown, PEI

In the fall of 2005 local restaurateur Kevin Murphy purchased the building and began the process of renovating to create what you are experiencing today.  After opening its door in 2007, Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar has come to be known as the place to enjoy yourself. Bring a date, unwind with friends or enjoy a few drinks at the bar. Philosophy “great steaks, big wine and PEI hospitality come together to create the ultimate dining experience.”

Jamie Caseley - Director

General Manager, Caseley’s Tent & Party Rentals, Charlottetown, PEI

Entrepreneur Jamie Caseley is the general manager of Caseley’s Tent & Party Rentals. He has over 18 years of business experience and is an active member of the PEI business community. Jamie is also chairman of the board of directors at the Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC) Central P.E.I.

Steve Arnold - Director

Owner at Around the Sea Rotating House, North Rustico, PEI

The Halifax-born entrepreneur, Steve Arnold is the owner of Around the Sea Rotating House and the Island Solar Transit System. Steve Arnold and his family live in Rustico upstairs in the rotating house with a panorama of the village. Steve became a board member of M&C PEI in May of 2016.

JJ Chaisson - Director

Owner, The Fiddling Fisherman, Souris, PEI

Prince Edward Island’s J.J. Chaisson is without any doubt a talented multi-instrumental musician. His business; The Fiddling Fisherman offers fishing boat ceilidhs surrounded by the sea, red cliffs, great music, step dancing, set dancing, yummy eats, and the best people you’ll ever meet.

Barry Nicholson - Director

Owner of New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, New Glasgow, PEI

Barry Nicholson is VP Operations/owner of New Glasgow Lobster Suppers. New Glasgow Lobster Suppers located in New Glasgow PEI is an a local favourite and tourism icon. Barry also sits on the board of TIAPEI, and volunteers at the New Glasgow Fire Dept where he’s been a firemen for over 30 years.

Chantal Delaney - Director

Client Services Manager, Credit Union Place / Veteran’s Convention Centre, Summerside, PEI

Chantal Delaney is our newest board member and represents Summerside. As Client Services Manager at Credit Union Place/Veteran’s Convention Centre, Chantal takes care of all meetings & conventions business and has recently been given the 2019 Innovation PEI Employee of the Year award.

Ben Parsons - Director

General Manager & Co-Owner at KKP Charlottetown Charlottetown, PEI

KKP Charlottetown. Fast. Local. Personal. For over 38 years, KKP Charlottetown has been supplying a comprehensive range of high-quality print, design and sign services to Canadian businesses. 

Wayne Long - Observer

Events Development Officer, City of Charlottetown, PEI

Wayne Long is the Events Development Officer for the City of Charlottetown and has been with the municipality for twenty-two years, holding a number of professional positions. He is a member of the City’s Management and economic development team and leads the attraction of major events and projects which stimulate economic and tourism prosperity. He also leads special initiatives and projects on behalf of the Mayor’s office.

Over the last two decades, Wayne has chartered many successes for the City of Charlottetown and has won numerous individual and collaborative accolades and awards for his work, as well as that of the municipality.