WB Economic Development Names New Executive Director of Tourism

The Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation is naming a new Executive Director of Tourism.

Michael Sieger, the former VP of Nova Hotels, is coming from Edmonton bringing with him years of experience in the hotel and tourism sector in Alberta.

He’s also been on the Board of Directors of Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association and has held a Director role with Edmonton Tourism.

“The region of Wood Buffalo has a unique story to tell, we have an excellent opportunity to embrace its past, share our present and explore our future together,” said Sieger, in a release.

“Working in collaboration we will share a story and vision that is authentic, sincere and inspiring.”

WBEDC CEO Kevin Weidlich says they’re excited to bring Sieger and his experience to the team.

“This has been a thorough process in the search for leadership for our executive team,” he added. “Michael’s background in the Meetings and Conventions space and being a key player within the provincial hotel sector is the perfect strategic fit for our organization.”

Sieger will officially take the position on September 9.

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