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Joseph Clohessy

President | Calgary Hotel Association

A hotelier with twenty years of experience rooted in hotel operations, Joseph J. Clohessy brings a unique Canadian perspective. A native of Limerick, Ireland, he has worked in Europe, the Caribbean, the Canadian Rocky Mountains and Calgary. Having worked in resorts, airport and downtown locales, he has a broad experience of what draws visitors to a destination. His background in operations (overseeing everything from overnight check-ins to restaurants) has put him in frequent face-to-face contact with guests. As a two-time General Manager in Calgary serving in both the Northeast and Downtown, he also has a good sense of the big picture for where Calgary has been and where it is heading in the future. He has also served in other capacities at four other Calgary hotels (Westin, Radisson Calgary Airport, Delta Bow Valley and Delta Airport) which gives him a solid understanding of the marketplace. He currently leads the Calgary Marriott, which includes an exclusive agreement to supply all food and beverage to the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. He has also won a sales leadership award with Marriott International in his second year with the company. His commitment back to the industry (including President of the Calgary Hotel Association, Past Vice Chairman of Tourism Calgary and Past President of the Canmore Hotel & Lodging Association) has given him valuable experience in working as part of a team to develop and strengthen a destination. Joseph is passionate and driven to help Calgary continue to develop into an excellent destination.

Current Industry Involvement
• President of Calgary Hotel Association (2009 – Present)
• Director of Alberta Hotel & Lodging Association (2010 – Present)
• Director of Calgary Sports Tourism Authority (2009 – Present)
• Director of Calgary Destination Marketing Fund (2009 – Present)

Past Industry Involvement
• Past Director of Tourism Calgary (2006 – 2008)
• Past Director of Travel Alberta International (2007)
• Past Member of SAIT Polytechnic Hospitality Management School Advisory Board (2007 – 2008)
• Past Director of SKAL Calgary (2007)
• Past President of the Canmore Hotel & Lodging Association (2002 – 2004)
• Past Director of Tourism Canmore (2003)

Joseph Clohessy

President

CALGARY HOTEL ASSOCIATION

www.calgaryhotelassociation.com