As the Manager of Programs and Operations for the Hotel Association of Canada, Gary Graham oversees and works extensively on all facets of the Green Key Global program since joining in 2013, driving significant growth of the world’s leading sustainability program for hotel and meeting spaces.
Prior to beginning his career in the sustainable lodging industry, Gary was a consultant for both the public and private sectors, including working for the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program and Employment and Social Development Canada. He also worked for several years growing and promoting sustainable green building practices with the Canada Green Building Council.
Gary is an alumnus of the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Organisational Theory. He is a certified Sustainability Project Manager and has achieved ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems Lead Auditor status.
He currently serves as a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Market Access Committee.