Alumni Notes: Todd Ryan '97
Author: Lori Smith
Posted: June 24, 2014

Starwood Appoints Eastern Canada Area Director


Todd Ryan has been appointed area director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels & Resorts – Eastern Canada. Based at The Westin Ottawa, he will be responsible for the hotel's sales and marketing efforts and will also partner with the sales and marketing leaders at the Starwood owned and managed hotels in Eastern Canada.

Todd Ryan, Area Director of Sales & Marketing - Eastern Canada, Starwood Hotels & ResortsRyan, who has more than 15 years of hotelier and sales experience, is moving to Ottawa from New York City, where he was most recently area director of sales and marketing for Starwood Hotels in the New York and New Jersey area. Previously, he was director of sales and marketing at the 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. He has also enjoyed sales and marketing tenures in San Antonio, Monterey and San Francisco, experiencing Westin, Sheraton, Hilton and Hyatt brands.

“I’m thrilled to be in Ottawa,” said Ryan. “We have a superb hotel in a great destination, connected to a world-class convention centre.  And at Westin, there’s a passion for taking care of our guests and ensuring they leave feeling better than when they arrived.  I look forward to enhancing the personal business and leisure experience even further at The Westin Ottawa and to getting actively involved with Ottawa’s vibrant tourism industry.”

“Todd’s arrival will be most beneficial to the property,” said Ross Meredith, general manager at The Westin Ottawa.  “Todd’s time in the U.S. will provide great insight on the American business and leisure traveler as well as U.S.-based meeting planners."

Ryan has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from Portland State University. His LinkedIn profile can be viewed at