Michele McKenzie
Member of the board, since 2012

Three words that best describe her

hardworking, family-oriented

What’s her life’s work?

Michele is a management consultant with expertise in destination marketing and economic development. Her current work is focused on tourism development in emerging economies, although she has held senior roles at the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC, now Destination Canada). Michele has won numerous awards and been recognized as one of Canada's Most Powerful Women - Top 100 by the Toronto-based Women’s Executive Network.

What academic work set her up for success?

The graduate of Halifax’s Dalhousie University (recreation/commerce) is a fellow at Harvard University, holds an honorary degree from Humber College in Toronto and has an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Interesting tidbit

Michele enjoys cooking Italian food and hiking. She has hiked extensively in Jordan and is now taking on the Trans Canada Trail in “bite-size” pieces.