Manitoba Hotel Association

2018 Board of Directors

MHA President & CEO

Scott Jocelyn
Phone: (204) 942-0671
Toll-free: 1-888-859-9976
Email: scott@mha1.ca.


MHA Chair

Justin Schinkel, Days Inn by Wyndham Steinbach
Justin is the CEO of The Inn Keepers - a family owned and operated hotel company run out of Steinbach. The company operates the Days Inn by Wyndham Steinbach, Quality Inn Winkler, Super 8 by Wyndham Winnipeg East, Super 8 by Wyndham Winnipeg West and the Motel 6 in Headingley.

MHA Past Chair

Bruce MacKay, Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West
Bruce is the GM of the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West. He has been in the hotel business for over 25 years, 10 of which has been his current property. Bruce has also been a Board member of the Manitoba Theatre for Young People for 10 years.


MHA Vice Chair

Dan Carlson, Norwood Hotel - Winnipeg
Dan is with Sparrow Hotels as the General Manager of the Norwood Hotel. He has been in this role since June 2013. Dan has been in a managerial role within the hospitality industry for over 18 years.


MHA 2nd Vice Chair

Drew Howard, Vivian Motor Hotel - Neepawa
Drew is the Owner of the Vivian Motor Hotel in Neepawa, the Crystal Hotel in Brandon, the La Salle River Inn in La Salle, and the Carman Motor Inn in Carman.


Director-at-Large

Leo Ledohowski, Canad Inns
Leo is the President and Chair of Canad Inns. He has served on the board of the Hotel Association of Canada for over 20 years. Leo has been an executive board member of the Manitoba Hotel Association for over 26 years.


North Zone Director

John Hrominchuk - Churchill Hotel - Churchill
John is the owner or the Churchill Hotel and the Bear Country Inn. He is the Past President of the Churchill Chamber of Commerce and works with a number of organizations in the community.


West Zone Directors

Naomi Griffith, Swan Valley Super 8 by Wyndham, Swan River
Naomi is the General Manager at Swan Valley Super 8 by Wyndham, Swan River. She has been GM since it opened in January 2003. Naomi is also very active in the community, volunteering for many community events.

Gord Halowaty, Alexandra Hotel - Virden
Gord is the Owner/Manager of the Alexandra Hotel in Virden. In 2010, Gord and Kim purchased the property where they have been operating a successful bar, vendor and hotel business, earning them strong community patronage and business success.

Drew Howard, Vivian Motor Hotel - Neepawa
Drew is the Owner of the Vivian Motor Hotel in Neepawa, the Crystal Hotel in Brandon, the La Salle River Inn in La Salle, and the Carman Motor Inn in Carman.



East Zone Director

Owen Eyolfson, Arborg Hotel - Arborg
Owen is the Owner/GM of the Arborg Hotel and Travelling Inn in Arborg. He is currently the President of the Arborg & District Chamber of Commerce. Owen is very active in many other community groups and willingly volunteers whenever needed.



Winnipeg Zone Directors

Dan Carlson, Norwood Hotel - Winnipeg
Dan is with Sparrow Hotels as the General Manager of the Norwood Hotel. He has been in this role since June 2013. Dan has been in a managerial role within the hospitality industry for over 18 years.

Jeff Kennedy, Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg
Jeff is the General Manager of the Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg. He has been in the hotel industry for 20 years with both Fairmont and Delta hotels. Served as member of the Hotel Association of Whistler for 3 years before his transfer to Winnipeg.

Achal Khanna, Howard Johnson Express Inn Winnipeg West
Achal is the the GM of the Howard Johnson Express Inn Winnipeg West. He has over 10 years experience in hospitality in both Canada and USA as Food & Beverage Manager to Operations Manager to his current role as General Manager.

Tom Caramanos, Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South
Tom is the GM/VP of the Four Points by Sheraton Winnipeg South. Tom began his career with the Astoria Hotel in 1990, working his way up from a low level manager to converting the property to a Four Points by Sheraton and becoming General Manager.