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Three New Members Appointed to Tourism Nova Scotia Board

June 19, 2019

Three new members have been appointed to Tourism Nova Scotia's board of directors.

The appointments of Ron Chisholm of Truro and Lisa Bugden and Jesse Rodgers, both of Halifax, were announced today, June 19, by Geoff MacLellan, Minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia.

"We're thrilled to have these dynamic individuals with such diverse skill sets join the board," said Mr. MacLellan. "Their expertise and strategic insight will be a great addition during a critically important time for tourism in this province."

Mr. Chisholm has practised law in Truro for more than 30 years and is the founder of Ronald R. Chisholm Law and co-owner of a real estate company. He is director of the Nova Scotia Legal Aid Commission and a member of the fundraising team for the Colchester Regional Hospital that helped raise $25 million.

Ms. Bugden, general manager of Neptune Theatre, has more than 30 years of experience in communications, marketing, public affairs and business development. Previously, she was the interim director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, president and CEO of Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia, and vice-president of Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Mr. Rodgers is the CEO of Volta, an entrepreneurial super-hub supporting a growing innovation district in Halifax. He was the founding director of Velocity at the University of Waterloo and the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto. He also founded software company TribeHR and worked for software development company Boltmade.

"I want to thank Mr. Chisholm, Ms. Bugden and Mr. Rodgers for their interest in supporting and growing tourism in Nova Scotia," said board chair Irene d'Entremont. "Their considerable experience will be a tremendous asset to the organization as we lead the industry toward the goal of $4 billion in annual tourism revenues by 2024."

Tourism Nova Scotia's skills-based board is made up of 10 business leaders from across Nova Scotia. Individuals interested in serving can apply at https://tourismns.ca/about-us/corporate-overview/board-directors/board-opportunity . Directors are appointed to the board through a nomination process.

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Media Contact: Zandra Alexander
               Tourism Nova Scotia
               902-424-5496
               Email: Zandra.alexander@novascotia.ca