Karen Wiersma

Senior Account Manager, Convention Sales

Karen is a true Ottawa advocate, having been born in Montreal she has called Ottawa home for the past 22 years and absolutely loves it! Karen is a graduate of the Algonquin College Hotel and Restaurant Program where her passion for the hospitality industry began. Karen spent a year working in the industry out West in Banff but ultimately returned to Ottawa to be closer to her family. Having spent over 18 years working at various hotels in Ottawa, Karen has gained experience in the departments of Front Desk, Managing Reservations and as a Conference Services Manager for 6 of those years. Karen then found herself in a Sales role within the Delta Ottawa Hotel and Suites where she learned what it takes to surpass any expectations clients may have of the sales process from start to finish. Karen is eager to demonstrate her vast knowledge of the hospitality industry when assisting you in creating extraordinary events here at Shaw Centre.

In her spare time or on the weekends you can find Karen at the dog park with her dog Bayler, or she is entertaining family and friends. Karen is also is an avid sports fan cheering on Ottawa Senators and Ottawa Redblacks!