Walt Judas has been involved in the tourism industry for some 25 years, having worked at BC Pavco, Port Metro Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver prior to joining TIABC in May, 2015.
As CEO, Walt’s responsibilities include leading multiple advocacy files, building relationships with members and industry stakeholders, communicating the value of BC’s visitor economy to various audiences, and setting the strategic course for TIABC.
Prior to joining the organization, he spent 15+ years at Tourism Vancouver as vice president of Marketing Communications, Membership and Sport.
Over the years, Walt has held dozens of board and committee positions. At present, he is on tourism program advisory committees for both Capilano University and Vancouver Community College. He also serves on the City of Vancouver’s Sport Hosting Grant Committee.
Having visited some 40 countries, Walt loves to travel and is especially enjoying visiting communities around British Columbia to meet with members and constituents. In his spare time, he plays hockey, runs to stay fit, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Manager, Special Projects
Deborah Kulchiski has been contracting services to TIABC since January 2021 as Manager, Special Projects. She has dedicated over 30 years to the tourism and hospitality industry in BC including destination marketing and management, destination development, visitor servicing, hotel and airline industry management/marketing, business & strategic planning and governance. She has served on numerous Boards and Committees that included TIABC and BCDMOA; providing guidance and expertise to organizations, businesses and communities in creating a sustainable and vibrant tourism industry.
Social Media Coordinator
Pria Flanagan is the newest member of the TIABC team, supporting the organization in their social media activities. She delivers targeted and timely industry information through the various, active communication channels. Her approach and valuable insights ensures TIABC’s communication tools are enhanced and information distribution is heightened on an ongoing basis.
Fiona Wray has been working part-time with TIABC since 2010. She assists TIABC, and other tourism organizations, with important finance and accounting requirements and has a keen sense of financial fiduciary responsibilities of not-for-profit organizations. During membership renewal time Fiona is always willing to provide additional support.