Chief Executive Officer
Since November 2016 Marina has been the Chief Executive Officer for WinnipegREALTORS®.
Prior to joining WinnipegREALTORS® Marina was the President and Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. where she provided leadership, strategy and oversight to all aspects of economic development, investment attraction for business, industrial and emerging technology opportunities, community and social development, and tourism development services to raise awareness, influence perception, sell, market and promote Winnipeg as a destination of choice to live, work, invest and visit.
She was responsible for Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., the Yes Winnipeg initiative and Tourism Winnipeg. In addition to providing strategic, marketing, human resource and fiscal leadership, Marina created deep, community-wide stakeholder engagement to foster excellence in community economic development and tourism destination marketing and services in Winnipeg.
From December 2006 until December 2009 Marina held the role of Vice-President, Hotels for Westcorp Properties Inc. where she oversaw hotel asset management and operations for Western Canada.
In December 2005 Marina was the General Manager Operational Effectiveness for Manitoba Lotteries Corporation where she dealt with major projects with the Casinos of Winnipeg including oversight of customer service platforms, food and beverage services, business department transformations, capital expenditure business case development, financial analysis and collective bargaining.
From 1991 to 2005 Marina was the General Manager for Place Louis Riel Suite Hotel, a 300 suite full service hotel.
Marina holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Guelph and holds several certifications including National Advanced Certificate in Local Government Authority Administration and Economic Development (Dalhousie University), Certified Destination Management Executive (Destination Marketing Association International), Certified Hotel Administrator (American Hotel & Lodging Association), Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management (Cornell University) and a Master Certificate in Foodservices Management (Cornell University).
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Commercial Division Manager
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Director of Public Affairs
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Real Estate News General Manager
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