MANITOBA/NUNAVUT: MARY JANE HIEBERT
Mary Jane Hiebert began her career in travel in 1994, with the purchase of Harvest Travel Ltd. In Steinbach, Manitoba. Prior to that time, she was a consumer-lending officer with The Steinbach Credit Union. In 2009, Mary Jane merged Harvest Travel with Holiday Travel in Steinbach. In 2014, Canada One Travel acquired Holiday Travel, where she continues to fulfill her role as General Manager.
In her role as General Manager and Owner Mary Jane has extensive experience in all facets of travel including reservations, specializing in corporate travel. She has assisted in developing corporate management travel plans for a number of companies, and has assisted in developing strategy and facilitating financial projections and planning within a corporate structure.
Mary Jane has been an active member of ACTA (Alliance of Canadian Travel Agencies) since 1994, and has sat on the Manitoba Regional Council, representing Manitoba and Nunavut since 2006, in the position of chair since 2010. In 2010, she was selected as the MB Council representative to the ACTA National Board.
During her time with ACTA National Board, Mary Jane has participated on the Board Strategy and Work Plans committee in 2012, and again 2014/2015. She participated in the review of the ACTA By-laws in 2014, and most recently a member of the Terms of Reference review committee. Ms. Hiebert is the current chair for the Board of ACTA National.
Mary Jane has a degree in Vocal Performance (BMus) from the University of Manitoba and has performed on stages throughout Canada and Europe. This combination has enabled her to combine her love of travel and music for the past 30 years.
Ms. Hiebert was the President of the Steinbach Chamber of Commerce from 2001 – 2007, a member of the original planning committee for the Summer In The City Festival in Steinbach, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Eastman Education Center.
Mary Jane lives in Steinbach, Manitoba with her husband and two Golden Retrievers, and works out of the Steinbach Branch of Canada One Travel.