TORONTO – Tourism Toronto has named Scott Beck its new president and CEO.
Before accepting his position in Toronto, Beck was the president and CEO of Visit Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, Utah. He begins his new role with Toronto on October 15.
“To say that I am excited about the opportunity to join the highly respected team at Tourism Toronto is an understatement,” said Beck. “Toronto is an incredible destination, one that I’ve followed closely during my many years in this industry. The beauty of the city, the diversity of the community and the world-class tourism infrastructure — all of this will be a true pleasure to promote to the world.”
Before joining Visit Salt Lake, Beck worked in the hotel industry for 18 years, most recently with Ocean Properties Ltd. (OPL) as the general manager of the Salt Lake Marriott City Center. While at OPL, Scott spent time in B.C. and Alberta working on a task force with OPL’s Canadian affiliate, Atlific Hotels.
“Scott’s depth of experience in the hotel industry, combined with his understanding and appreciation of the important role destination marketing organizations like Tourism Toronto play in a city’s economic vitality, make him the right person to fill this role at this time,” said Robert Housez, chair of the board of directors at Tourism Toronto.