Executive Director

Jenn Watson was born and raised in Brandon and has a passion for promoting her hometown as a prime host city for events.  With a business degree from Brandon University, her Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the Canadian Society of Association Executives, and experience in events and marketing, Jenn coordinates day-to-day operations of the office and provides guidance and support to the recruitment team and event organizers. She would love to hear about your idea for an event, and put you in touch with the right venues and vendors to make it happen.

Phone: 204-441-5628
Email: Jenn@BrandonFirst.com

Regional Sales Coordinator

Sara Girard is from rural Westman and returned to Brandon after attending Carleton University in Ottawa. Her background includes promotions, events coordinator and advertising sales. Sara has earned her Professional in Destination Management certificate from Destinations International and currently serves on the board of Tourism Westman. Her expertise includes event bid development, event hosting grant applications and reports, and promoting businesses to the events market.

Contact Sara to discuss new event hosting, funding options, receive assistance with hosting challenges or to discuss opportunities to promote your business to the event market.

Phone: 204-596-4653
Email: Sara@BrandonFirst.com