RTO7 is led by a volunteer, industry-led board of directors consisting of members drawn from private and non-private tourism businesses and organizations across Bruce, Grey and Simcoe to represent the interests of Region 7 tourism.

Board of Directors:

Michael Agema
(Simcoe County)
Michael is the founder and CEO of AGEMA.Work. He has over 35 years of tourism experience in the areas of food and beverage, resorts and campground, and is recently retired from Georgian College, Barrie, where he was the Internationalization Lead and professor for the Hospitality Management/Administration. Michael is a strong advocate for the tourism and hospitality industries.
Scott Allison
(Simcoe County)
Scott is the past chair of the board of Governors for Centennial College, one of Ontario’s largest community colleges. Scott volunteers as a business coach with the T3 Accelerator Program, supporting tourism businesses across BruceGreySimcoe. As a frequent speaker on business strategy, innovation and industry trends, Scott draws on experience gained through a career that spanned the airline, hotel and travel industries in both Canada and the United States.
Danielle Edwards
(Bruce County) 
Danielle Edwards is an accomplished economic development and communications expert, brings over 15 years of leadership experience in the municipal sector with involvement in many aspects which include tourism development, investment attraction and strategic planning.  Danielle’s extensive background in navigating local government policy and operations will greatly contribute to RTO7's pursuit of excellence in collaborative solutions.
Johanna Griggs
(Simcoe County)
As a seasoned economic development and tourism professional, Johanna has spent over a decade supporting public sector organizations and built a career working in partnership with local businesses and community organizations, governments, tourism sector organizations and developers to revitalize economies and attract investment. Johanna has a proven track record of securing funding and engaging stakeholders in meaningful ways and is an effective communicator that has provided strategic advice to senior officials at all levels of government.
Parri Kendall
(Grey County)
Patti is a recognized strategic leader within the tourism industry of BruceGreySimcoe and Ontario with extensive experience in communications, marketing, and public relations.  Patti’s extensive background includes creating exceptional arts, culture, culinary experience and developing innovative tourism initiatives which will greatly contribute to RTO7's mandate of building an unsurpassed four season destination of choice.
Ashleigh Levoy
(Simcoe County)
Ashleigh joined her family business at the Georgian Bay Hotel and Conference Centre, Trademark Collection by Wyndham in 2018. After working for over ten years in the advertising and marketing industry in Toronto, Ashleigh took her experience in client service to oversee the hotel operations and focus on the guest experience, business planning and corporate growth. Ashleigh is a passionate marketer and collaborator with a diverse skill set rooted in strong leadership and customer service. She is well-versed in strategic brand planning, brand building and insight development. 

Susan Nicholson

(Simcoe County)

Susan has an extensive background in marketing, public relations, event coordination and association management. After an eighteen-year career in the print media industry, she moved to association management in 1994, with a shared position with the Collingwood Chamber of Commerce and the Collingwood Downtown Business Improvement Area. In 2001 she assumed the full-time role as General Manager of the Business Improvement Area. Her volunteer commitments include more than 15 years with the Ontario Business Improvement Areas Association (OBIAA) board where she has served as President, Past President and Treasurer and continues her involvement as a member of the Finance/Governance and Advocacy Committees. Susan has also served for many years as a BIA liaison and then a board member of the South Georgian Bay Tourism Association. 
Philip Tarlo
(Simcoe County)
Vice Chair
Philip, a professional chef, is a retired tourism operator. He most recently owned and operated Willow Trace B&B and the Collingwood Cooking Academy. He has 50 years of culinary and hospitality experience, including owning and operating restaurants in Toronto and Collingwood, as well as a catering company with local private ski and golf clubs.
Robert Trask
(Bruce County)
CEO of Chesley Lake Camp Association Limited near Allenford, Robert has over 28 years of experience in the tourism industry.  He’s been a board member for many organizations including Camping in Ontario and the Canadian Campground RV Council. Marketing, strategic development and organizational leadership are part of his skill set.
Mary-Anne Willsey
(Simcoe County)
Mary-Anne is a proud member of Chippewas of Rama First Nation, with 25 years of gaming experience and a tourism foundation built within 38 years of working directly within the industry. Mary-Anne and her husband, Bob Willsey, opened Mariposa Market’s first store in 1986, working together to reimagine downtown Orillia. She joined Casino Rama in 1996 when her community won the bid to operate Ontario’s only Indigenous casino. Since then, Mary-Anne has served on the opening team for 3 casinos in Canada, Parq Vancouver, and Casino Woodbine. She was integral in crafting the landscape of Casino Rama’s early years, opening both the hotel and entertainment centre. In retirement from gaming, Mary-Anne joined her community as Director of Economic Development, overseeing 9 distinctly different businesses, six of which are heavily dependent on a strong regional tourism product.
Kayla van Zon
(Simcoe County)
Kayla van Zon is a Managing Partner at Interkom, an award-winning marketing communications firm located in South Georgian Bay. Holding an Honours Degree from McMaster University and a Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP) designation, Kayla possesses extensive expertise in the field of tourism marketing. With over fourteen years of industry experience, Kayla is known for her strategic vision and innovative approach. She has played a pivotal role in the development and execution of successful marketing campaigns, driving significant growth and engagement for clients. Her leadership at Interkom is marked by a commitment to excellence, operational efficiency, and a results-oriented mindset.