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    Fatima Finnegan
Director of Corporate Marketing & Business Development
(905) 361-0268 / (800) 668-8906  ext 335

Fatima has been with the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association since the merger in 1999.  

An Ontario hospitality leader with over 30 years of industry experience and a proven track record with positive contributions to the hospitality industry.  Her extensive hospitality management background provided her with experience from Holiday Inns, Venture Inns, Crowne Plaza, Travelodge Hotels & Quality Inn properties.  This experience led her to teach for a number of years at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology.

Areas of influence, knowledge and experience are in Energy and Accessibility.  Assisting hospitality operators in the province to understand compliance, regulation and application to the operations are key.  Other areas of experience include labour, environment and tourism.

Fatima is fluent in 3 languages (English, French & Portuguese) and attempts to make Irish her 4th official language.  Fatima resides in Toronto with her husband Brian and are proud parents of Kalene who is making her way in the hospitality industry. 

What is your zodiac sign?

What is your favourite food?
Morcela and inhames (blood sausage and portuguese yams)

What is your favourite drink?
Favourite alcoholic drink is a margarita and my favourite non-alcoholic drink is milk with ice.

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?
I am an accomplished cello player and starred in a CBC movie production as first set cello player

What was your first hospitality or customer service job?
I started in the laundry room of the Holiday Inn and learned everything about cleaning linens and pressing including singing gospel music with Dira! My mothers extensive Housekeeping experience was an inspiration to me!