Jennifer Whalen is an experienced business leader with proven success in developing large teams. She comes to us from Banff, Alberta where she worked for Pursuit, as General Manager of the Banff Gondola, Banff’s most popular attraction.  In this role, she managed a team of 250 employees. Prior to that she served on the leadership team for Banff Lodging Co. for nine years as General Manager of the Fox Hotel and Suites where she recruited and developed a strong guest service and opening team to support a new 116 room hotel. Under her leadership, the Fox Hotel and Suites held ‘#1 Hotel in Banff’ ranking on TripAdvisor for over 2 consecutive years, maintaining high levels of guest satisfaction and low staff turn-over throughout her tenure.

Jen’s experience forging partnerships among diverse stakeholders, combined with a strong aptitude for fostering growth and achievement in others, has led her to Landing Strong.  She is dedicated to supporting members of the Landing Strong community through the Navigating Next Steps Program (formerly known as the Workforce Reintegration Program).

In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time in nature, practicing photography, yoga, spending time with her teen boys & husband, and dabbling in mixed media art.