Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador Welcomes New Chair

November 2nd, 2020
For Immediate Release

St. John’s – Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador has announced Brenda O’Reilly as the new Chair of its Board of Directors. Effective immediately, O’Reilly will assume the duties of Chair as long-time serving Board Director, Steve Denty, announced his resignation last week.

“Under Steve’s leadership, especially in the uncertain times of COVID-19, I am incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the past nine months and the industry is deeply grateful to Steve for his dedication, and passion for the industry,” said Craig Foley, CEO, Hospitality NL. “Equally, I am excited for what the future holds under Brenda’s leadership. Brenda brings a wealth of industry knowledge and strategic vision to our organization, which will be critical to our ability to scale and meet the various needs for the sustainability and recovery of the tourism industry.”

“I am excited for the opportunity to continue the work of Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador – to remain focused on the critical issues we are facing as an industry during the COVID-19 crisis. Supported by our strategic ambitions and advocacy efforts, we hope to continue to strengthen our industry and ensure our sector remains an economic pillar of the province” said Brenda O’Reilly, Chair of Hospitality NL.

“I’m confident in our future and in Brenda’s leadership as we continue Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador’s focus on Health and Safety, Business Liquidity, Employment and Recovery and look forward to working with her in her new role” concluded Foley.

Hospitality Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial tourism industry association for over 35 years, is dedicated to advancing growth in tourism through advocacy efforts, skills and knowledge development and membership opportunities.

Background: Brenda O’Reilly has worked in the Tourism Industry for more than 30 years and is the owner/operator of O’Reilly’s Irish Newfoundland Pub, Mussel’s On The Corner and Yellowbelly Brewery & Public House.


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