Starr describes herself as a Specialized Generalist having led a successful career as an executive vice-president/owner/managing partner in the marine hospitality, tourism, food and beverage and event management industries. Starr is proud to be a Co-Founder of the IMPACT Sustainability Travel & Tourism Conference, a collaborative National Dialogue on innovation and the contribution of tourism to Canada’s sustainable future.
Starr has a rich volunteer life and her Board involvement spans decades, fulfilling numerous positions. Starr recently chaired Destination Greater Victoria’s Transportation and Destination Management Committee and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. She is also Board Secretary and Chair, Governance and Nominating Committee for the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Starr is honoured to have been a recipient of the C-FAX Community Leader of the Year Award.
Starr is a graduate of the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP) and has achieved the Institute of Corporate Directors’ ICD.D. The ICD-Rotman DEP provides education on the elements of effective governance including strategic performance, financial performance, human performance and risk management.
Starr chooses to consult on projects that contribute to the greater good for our communities. Her passion is speaking to groups about the leadership of one’s life, in partnership and as a contributing member to the societies we live in.