FoM welcomes faculty member Theresa Mackay

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FoM welcomes faculty member Theresa Mackay

The Faculty of Management (FoM) is pleased to announce Theresa Mackay has joined us as an assistant professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).

Theresa has great passion and enthusiasm for tourism and hospitality management. A sought-after expert on Scottish culture, heritage, events, and tourism, she has had a long standing relationship with Royal Roads having served as an associate faculty member since 2013, following teaching posts at Camosun College and Capilano University. Most recently as executive director of the British Columbia Museums Association, she led the turnaround of the provincial agency and collaborated with the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management producing planning forums on B.C.’s response to Canada’s sesquicentennial and commemorating the First World War. Prior to opening her tourism consulting company, Larchgrove Marketing Group, Theresa was the executive lead for marketing, communications, and publishing at the Royal B.C. Museum where she championed the 15-year vision, a catalyst for precinct redevelopment and visitor experience improvement. As assistant vice-president at HSBC, Theresa managed more than 100 events and sponsorships across North America, including the New York City Ballet, Ironman Lake Placid and Montreal’s Formula One. She is a certified Communications and Advertising Accredited Professional (CAAP), holds a BA from Simon Fraser University and an MLitt in history from the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland. Her MLitt dissertation, entitled Women at Work: Innkeeping in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland 1790-1840 identified more than 60 female innkeepers establishing the impact of women on the development of tourism and hospitality infrastructure in Scotland. 

Theresa is delighted to be joining Royal Roads in a core faculty position and we are more than delighted that she has taken on this role.  Please help us extend a warm welcome to Theresa to Royal Roads University and the Faculty of Management team.