WINNIPEG, Manitoba (CelebrityAccess) — The Board of Directors of the Winnipeg Convention Centre Corporation announced that after a lengthy search, they have appointed Drew Fisher as President & CEO of the RBC Convention Centre.
A veteran of the facilities management and hospitality world, Fisher has held positions at several Fairmont hotels and resorts across Canada, the most recent at the Fairmont Winnipeg where he has been the general manager for over four years and he will assume his new duties effective March 15th.
Fisher will be stepping in for the RBC’s current President and CEO Klaus Lahr, who announced that after 25 years at the helm of the facility, he was planning to retire this spring. During his tenure, Lahr oversaw a successful major expansion of the facility that was 16 years in the making.
“We appreciate Klaus and thank him for his dedication and commitment and we wish him well as he enters this new chapter of his life,” WCCC Board Chairwoman Crystal Laborero said in a press statement.
Lahr will remain at the convention centre until early May as he works with Fisher during a transition period.