Rocky Mountaineer has appointed John Furlong has been appointed to its Board of Directors. He will begin to serve on the Board immediately, and will join eight other members that will lead and advise Rocky Mountaineer’s strategic development and growth initiatives as the company continues to expand its presence internationally.
“We are proud to add John to our esteemed Board of Directors,” says Peter Armstrong, Founder and Executive Chairman, Rocky Mountaineer. “His passion, focus, vast experience, integrity and international business network will be invaluable to Rocky Mountaineer as we continue to build an iconic global brand.”
“It is an honour to be selected to Rocky Mountaineer’s Board,” says John Furlong. “Over the past 21 years, Rocky Mountaineer has become one of Canada’s most foremost tourism providers and a leading world-class train service. I look forward to working with this highly regarded organization and to bringing my knowledge and expertise to the Board as they continue to take Rocky Mountaineer to new heights in the tourism industry.”
Other members of the Rocky Mountaineer Board include: Michael Phillips, Laura-Lee Armstrong, Jim Dinning, Samuel H. Gudewill, Al Duerr, Tom Chambers, and Jim Gouk.
Described as a sports hero, nation builder and ultimate crisis manager, Furlong created the vision that led a team that bid for, organized and staged one of the most successful Winter Olympic Games ever. His passion and focus from the bid phase through to the closing ceremonies truly inspired a nation and touched the hearts and minds of every Canadian. Prior to his role at VANOC, he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid Committee. John Furlong is an officer of the Order of Canada and was given the Order of British Columbia.