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Steve Ball 

Director of Business Development | Green Key Global – Green Key Eco-Rating Program / Green Key Meeting Program

Steve started with the Hotel Association as the Director of Business Development for the Green Key Global Program in October 2012. He was born and raised in the “City that Motivates”, Oshawa, Ontario and he graduated from Seneca College with a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation. He was awarded his Sales Designation in 2011 from the Canadian Professional Sales Association. Mr. Ball has over 18 years experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry while working in Banff for 11 years and resently relocated to Ottawa. His wealth of experience comes from working with Intercity Youth Programs, Corporate Leadership Orangizations, YWCA, www.skibig3.com, Radisson and Holiday Inn hotel chains, Sodexo and now with the Hotel Association of Canada. 

His new role has him working to promote the Green Key Global Program to the international lodging market after the great sucesses of the program in North America.

About the Hotel Association of Canada

The Hotel Association of Canada is the national voice and resource for the Hotel and Lodging Industry in Canada. For 100 years, it has worked to enhance the prosperity of the Canadian Hotel and Lodging Industry through strong member engagements, effective government advocacy, and the provision of value added programs and services. The Hotel Association represents more than 8,400 hotels, motels and resorts that encompass the $16 billion Canadian hotel industry, which employs 284,000 people across Canada. www.hotelassociation.ca.

About Green Key Global

Green Key Global offers a suite of sustainability programs designed specifically for the lodging industry. Their flagship program, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program is the first of its kind to rank, certify and inspect hotels and resorts based on their commitment to sustainable “green” operations. The program was originally developed for the Hotel Association of Canada by a leading environmental engineering firm. The Green Key Eco-Rating Program and its sister program the Green Key Meetings Program are comprehensive environmental audits that allow each participating facility to benefit on several fronts – cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry. The Green Key Global program is celebrating 15 years of success and over 3000 members. Visit www.greenkeyglobal.com for more information.