Leadership Team

Maggie Davison

Interim CEO

Appointed Interim CEO in April 2020, Maggie previously served as Explore Edmonton’s Vice President of Visitor Economy for seven years where she worked hard to inspire new vision, focus and direction.

Maggie brings to Explore Edmonton over 25 years of experience in the travel sector, having been recognized in the UK for her outstanding contributions to the industry. Her entrepreneurial background includes owning and operating a manufacturing business and a travel franchise, working in the UK market as Managing Director for the Canadian Tourism Commission and on the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, B.C. In 2009, Maggie moved to Alberta and built Tourism Jasper from the ground up – gathering a new team and repositioning Jasper as the most authentic Canadian Rocky Mountain community.

With a background in human resources and training, her real passion is to share her experience and grow the passionate and dedicated Explore Edmonton team.

Roger Chendria

Roger Chendria

Vice President, Finance

Biography coming soon!

Arlindo Gomes

Vice President, Venues Management

Arlindo oversees the strategic operations of the Edmonton Convention Centre and Edmonton EXPO Centre, two of Edmonton’s largest and busiest public venues. He leads a team of more than 1,200 staff to deliver exceptional experiences for venue guests and clients—resulting in the Edmonton Convention Centre and Edmonton EXPO Centre being recognized among the top performing venues in North America.

With more than 25 years of experience in venue management and the live events industry, Arlindo’s background also includes positions with the Northlands, Fantasyland Hotel and Alberta Health Services. Arlindo is a past board member of the Alberta Restaurant and Foodservices Association and has previously served as Vice President of the U.S. based National Association of Concessionaires. He currently sits on the Tourism Industry Association of Alberta (TIAA) and Nina Haggarty Centre for the Arts board of directors.

With a passion for developing a culture of service and in helping others succeed, Arlindo strives to make a difference and ensure Edmonton leads the way among major cities in North America.

Ellen Hollinger

Vice President, Shared Services

Ellen is responsible for leading a dynamic team of professionals in the areas of HR, Finance, IT, and Business Systems and Administration. This team, made up of key business enablers and trusted business partners, provides governance, advice and scalable solutions for all Explore Edmonton business units and employees to ensure the best possible business performance and employee experience.

As a trusted advisor and leader, her passion stems from an interest in corporate culture, the key drivers that influence it, and its effects on productivity. Ellen has a passion for coaching and developing leaders at every level and is currently participating in a mentoring program. Her goal is to create the best possible environment for leaders to show up as their best selves.

Prior to joining Explore Edmonton, Ellen worked in several industries including hospitality, telecommunications, public administration and retail, with a passion for people and organizational effectiveness. She has brought to Explore Edmonton over 20 years of combined operational and human resources experience.