Duggan International Group was created 2004, shortly after Darlene Duggan worked as a trade commissioner for the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Darlene Duggan has over 20 years experience in developing focused marketing strategies involving all media, business planning, public relations and communications, and international trade relations. Darlene has worked in various facets of the tourism industry, from public relations activities to promote festivals, organizing a sales conference aboard two luxury cruise ships in the Mediterranean to a research study into how tourism initiatives redefined economically depressed communities. Darlene Duggan, President, graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. In 2001, she completed her certificate in International Trade from George Brown College of Applied Arts & Technology, Toronto, ON.
Rhonda Burke is a customer relationship management consultant. Rhonda works with organizations of all sizes to help them build stronger customer relationships through better use of customer information. Rhonda has worked in Canada, USA, England, Switzerland and Bermuda. Over the last 4 years, Rhonda has solely specialized in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions helping organizations see customer relationships in everything that they do. Rhonda has a diploma from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. She is a certified ACT! by Sage and Microsoft Dynamics CRM consultant. Rhonda specializes in working with associations and financial service companies.
Martin MacKinnon is currently involved in financial side of tech industry in the tourism sector. Martin's strength is working with hotel owners to help them understand their finances and working with lenders and investors. Martin is also a corporate turn-around expert and business-development consultant. Other experience in the hotel industry includes working for Keddy Motor Inns as Director of Corporate Planning. He was the architect of the firm's successful restructuring under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Martin is on the board of directors for the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies (AIMS). He also is a director of several other Boards for companies and is a past member of the board of Atlantic Broadcasters Ltd. and the Credit Union Deposit Insurance Corporation. Martin also is a part time lecturer in the Management Department of Saint Mary’s University.
Greg has had a successful career in the hotel industry since 1992. He has worked in a number of management and executive roles with Centennial Hotels Limited of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This has included the areas of Housekeeping, Guest Services, Rooms, Spa, Purchasing, Reservations, Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management, and online reservations system set-up. Greg currently assists hotel properties maximize their online sales. Greg lectures a part time for St. Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent Universities. He has a Master of Business Administration with distinction from Saint Mary’s University. Greg has also volunteered for sales training for tourism professionals under the Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia.