In the spring of 2014 recognized industry sales leader Lesley Pincombe joined the Ottawa Tourism Meetings and Conventions team as Director of Meeting and Events. In 2018 Lesley was promoted to Vice President, Meetings and Major Events. Lesley continues to lead the meetings team in Canada, the US and overseas as well as the Major Events department for Ottawa Tourism who are responsible for attracting meetings and major sporting events to Ottawa. Lesley came to Ottawa Tourism after a long career at Delta Hotels and Resorts Corporate Office. Over the years Lesley has sat on the Meeting ProfessionaIs International Ottawa Chapter board of directors and held various committee positions for both Canadian Society of Account Executives and PCMA Canada East Chapter, Co-Chair for the One Young World 2016 Summit held in Ottawa and she also chaired the Canadian Society of Association Executive annual 2018 conference and showcase. An Ottawa born native, Lesley is a graduate of the Algonquin College Hospitality Program and is a certified Convention and Event Planner, 2017 Forty Under 40 award recipient, Lesley is the current Chair of the Destination Canada Business Events Advisory Committee, the Nominating Chair of the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital Foundation Board and is also on the Steering Committee for The 2025 IIHF World Junior Championship which will be played in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.