President and Chief Executive Officer
David McKenna joined Rocky Mountaineer in January 2022 with extensive experience in Canada’s tourism industry.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Sherry Tryssenaar is a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC with more than 25 years of finance and executive management experience across a diverse range of industries.
Senior Vice President, Global Marketing
Monique Gomel has over 20 years of marketing experience across a number of global iconic brands. With a proven track record of growing sales through new product launches, brand repositioning and new market expansion, she has been recognized for award winning creative strategy and execution in both North American and Global markets.
Vice President, Revenue Maximization
Ashley brings over 15 years of experience in the Canadian tourism and hospitality industry to Rocky Mountaineer. She began her career in sales roles at hotels such as Sandman and Group Germain, before moving to Pursuit Collection in 2012.
Vice President, People and Culture
Brian has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and is thrilled to lead Rocky Mountaineer’s People and Culture team. Brian has worked throughout his career in Human Resources and tourism, spending the bulk of his career with Whistler Blackcomb.
Vice President, Operations
Court first joined Rocky Mountaineer as a Station Manager in Banff and Jasper in 2005, before becoming a Regional Manager in BC and Alberta. After a decade of managing airports, airport operations and product, Court rejoined Rocky Mountaineer in 2019 and is now Vice President, Operations and Chief Safety Officer.
Vice President, Finance
Derek is a highly accomplished finance and accounting professional with over 20 years of experience in domestic and global organizations. Results-focused with a record of leading and motivating staff to operate as a cohesive unit, Derek is proud to assume the role of Vice President, Finance, at Rocky Mountaineer.
Vice President, Communications, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations
Nicole is responsible for leading the company’s global integrated communications, stakeholder relations and sustainability strategies. In this role, Nicole strengthens the company’s reputation by guiding internal, external, and executive communications, along with social impact and sustainability initiatives to deliver meaningful impact in the communities where the business operates.
Vice President, Global Sales
Violet has more than 20 years of sales experience with strong relationships among global trade partners and a wealth of experience in systematically driving sales growth. She leads the global sales team with team members operating in each of Rocky Mountaineer’s core regions.
Senior Director, Information Technology
Karen Beckmann is a global data and technology leader with experience in the US, UK and Canada who brings over 15 years in progressive technology-related leadership roles to Rocky Mountaineer. As Senior Director, IT, Karen leads IT strategy and planning, corporate IT services and Rocky Mountaineer’s technology initiatives.