We are very pleased to welcome Chris Shauf as our Director of Marketing & Communications. Chris will lead our marketing and communications team with a strategic approach to advertising, social media marketing, and travel article and content generation. Stakeholder, corporate, and industry communications will also be his responsibility as we continue to promote the importance of the Central Okanagan tourism industry.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Chris has a business degree from the University of Regina and is accredited with the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS). Chris has worked in media relations, marketing, and communications for 15 years and has been in senior leadership positions for over 10 years. Some of his career highlights include serving as Manager of Media and Public Relations for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays and as Director of Communications for the Saskatchewan Centennial 2005 celebrations.

Chris is excited to now call Kelowna home. Over the next few months, he will be learning about your businesses and stories so they can be shared with journalists and bloggers, and integrated into brand messaging. Please contact him and tell him your story! 250-861-1515 ext 203 or chris.shauf@tourismkelowna.com