2022_Tourism_Congress/Robin_OHearn.jpgRobin O'Hearn

As the Area Director of Human Resources for Marriott International in Canada, Robin has a passion for all things organizational culture and talent.

Starting her career in resorts in Western Canada from BC to Alberta, where the value of a strong talent acquisition strategy and execution was honed, she sharpened her skills in the HR discipline over several years in various roles. 

Robin went onto Delta Hotels & Resorts in Toronto to join as the Corporate Director of Talent Management, leading the talent acquisition strategy, employment branding, human capital management, university and college relations for the company, and co-created the leading-edge mental health and well-being program “Valuing Healthy Minds at Work”.  The Talent Acquisition strategies in particular led to many recognitions for best in class.

She then moved to Marriott International for the Canadian Region, where she leads the tip to tail Human Resources strategy and function from coast to coast.  The focus on finding the best and culturally aligned talent has always been a priority, and no more than through the last years as an industry.

Robin is known for her focus on innovating in the area of work, leading the creation of the first in industry Flexible Work Arrangement – The Benefit of Balance to ensure relevance and forward motion in the area of wellness and organizational performance.

Currently on the Advisory Board for the University of Guelph Hospitality and Tourism management school, and Toronto Metropolitan University where both boards are focused on building talent pools for the industry.

Residing in the Kawarthas, she is active in her local community with organizations such as One Roof and Women in Leadership.