Jason Clark - President
General Manager, Delta Prince Edward Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI
Jason has come full circle returning to the Delta Prince Edward after working at this hotel during the early part of his career. He has held progressive roles throughout his career in different Canadian markets. Director of Operations at Prince Edward Tours, Director of Operations and then General Manager at Best Western Village Park Inn in Calgary, Director of Operations at Delta Bow Valley, Hotel Manager at Deerfoot Inn and Casino and in 2015 he returned to the Delta Bow Valley as their Hotel Manager. In 2016, during the transition to the Marriott brand, he became the General Manager of Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown. His most current position was General Manager of Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough in Saskatoon where he led the team through an $18.5 million renovation and brand conversion to the Autograph Collection. Jason loves spending time outdoors camping, kayaking, cycling and bird watching and feels there is no better place than PEI for all of his favorite things.
Louise Arsenault - 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 General Manager of the 4-star rated Mill River Resort in Oleary, PEI. Louise’s knowledge, experience, and passion for the industry brings a true value to the M&C PEI Board of Directors.
Susan Ching - Treasurer
Senior Accountant, Harbourside Group of Companies, Charlottetown, PEI
An extremely proud Islander, Susan has worked in accounting and finance for 25+ years and the tourism industry, in some form or shape, has been 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, Director of Finance & Administration with the Charlottetown Airport Authority. She is currently Senior Accountant with Harbourside Engineering Consultants, one of the largest independently owned structural engineering firms in Atlantic Canada. In addition, Susan is a ‘volunteer’ bookkeeper for her family’s potato farming business in Eastern PEI and also volunteers on the Finance and Audit Committee for the Community Foundation of PEI.
John Cudmore - Secretary
General Manager of The Holman Grand Hotel, Charlottetown, PEI
John Cudmore is a native Islander who has been involved with The Holman Grand Hotel since opening the modern boutique hotel in 2011. Prior to The Holman Grand Hotel, John spent many years managing hotels and resorts for a leading regional hotel chain, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer.
John is a respected figure in the tourism sector. He has given his time and experience generously in mentoring employees in the industry and in assuming leadership roles on a voluntary basis with the boards of such key industry organizations such as: the Canadian Tourism Commission, Capital City Events, Meetings and Conventions PEI, Charlottetown Special Events Reserve Fund, and others.
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.”
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 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 was awarded in 2019 the Innovation PEI Employee of the Year award.
Ben Parsons - Director
President & Co-Owner at DALMAC, Charlottetown, PEI
DALMAC Charlottetown— Print, Signs, Cresting. DALMAC has more than 30 years experience supplying a comprehensive range of high-quality print, design and sign services to Canadian businesses.
Jared Murphy - Director
Co-Owner & CEO, Lone Oak Brewing Co., PEI
Experienced as a business professional, Jared is responsible for overseeing the operations of Lone Oak Brewing Company and works to develop quality business strategies to ensure the organization is reaching its desired results. His professional experience includes organizing events, managing social media accounts, working with the local media, and creating content for websites. He contributes his time working in small businesses as a key learning experience in finance, marketing, human resources and sales. Jared has a high energy and motivated personality and looks forward to sharing his skills and expertise with the Meetings & Conventions PEI team and Board of Directors.
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.