For the past four years, Todd Rogerson has been the Mayor of G Adventures. You’ve probably seen him at a G Adventures booth at a conference, speaking at Future of Tourism events around the world, or online in one of our many company culture videos. Todd has been the face of G Adventures and the voice of its employees, and has made pursuing passion and connecting cultures a top priority in his tenure as Mayor. But all good things must come to an end, and Todd has made the decision to move to Australia to start a new chapter with G Adventures.
December 11th marks a change of leadership at G Adventures. The time has come to pass the sash, because there is a new Mayor in town.
Mayor Dave Holmes was officially sworn in as Mayor of G Adventures in a lavish ceremony on the fourth floor of Base Camp, the company’s global headquarters in Toronto. As the new representative of G Nation – a collection of over 1,500 like-minded people in 100 countries around the world who just happen to work for the world’s greatest adventure travel company – Mayor Dave accepted the Chain of Office from outgoing Mayor Todd Rogerson before addressing the crowd with a rousing speech focused on his mission to spread passion, purpose, and happiness around the world. With his right hand placed on an autographed copy of “The Word by G Adventures,” Holmes pledged to faithfully execute the office of Mayor, to uphold G Adventures’ Core Values, and spread happiness anywhere and everywhere his travel take him.
Here are some facts about our new Mayor:
+ Mayor Dave works in Black Ops, a secret-projects department at G Adventures.
+ Mayor Dave fell in love with G Adventures after a life-changing trip to Peru in 2006.
+ In the past year, Mayor Dave has won a dodgeball tournament, a best chocolate-chip cookie contest, and an epic chilli cook-off at G Adventures Base Camp in Toronto.
+ Highly motivated by social change, Mayor Dave is a champion for Planeterra, G Adventures’ non-profit foundation.
+ Mayor Dave once was bitten by a rattlesnake. After three days of agony and pain, the rattlesnake died.
+ Mayor Dave appeared in all six Star Wars movies… as “the Force.”
+ Mayor Dave may give the best high-fives in the world.
You can see Dave in action on GNN, G Adventures bi-weekly newscast here.
THIS JUST IN: Mayor Holmes addresses allegations of runaway Star Wars-themed costume spending at G Adventures.