Blaine Culling, Owner and President
With over 30 years of direct industry experience, Blaine provided the vision responsible for identifying and developing Granville Street’s entertainment district. Alongside the Granville Entertainment Group’s senior management team, Blaine has developed, owned and operated over twenty successful subsidiary businesses in the Vancouver core. In addition, Blaine has an extensive record of participation in a wide variety of community groups and endeavours, and he’s strongly committed to the continued development of downtown Granville Street. Blaine’s past community involvement includes President of the Downtown South Crime Prevention Society, Board of Directors for the Theatre Row Business Association, Downtown South Liquor Licensing Task Force and Board of Directors of Face the World Foundation, to name but a few. Blaine continues to be active and hands-on with all GEG ventures.
To contact, please email Alix@granvillevan.com
Ron Orr, Chief Financial Officer
Ron joined the Granville Entertainment Group as Chief Financial Officer in 1998. Prior to joining GEG, he was involved in the management restructuring and refinancing of a number of businesses, and served as CFO of WFI Industries Ltd., a TSE listed company. A Chartered Accountant, Ron brings vast experience in optimizing company effectiveness and in facilitating solid, planned expansion. He provides the financial management expertise and fiscal control necessary to ensure proper, timely, and accurate planning and reporting.
To contact, please email Ron@granvillevan.com
Bill Degrazio, Chief Operational Officer
Bill brings over 21 years of experience to GEG. He has overseen all large-scale projects for the Granville Group for the past 20 years. Most recently he oversawconceptual design and brand identity for The Belmont Bar, building and design for Legacy Liquor Store, and licensing and project development for the Irish House during the 2010 Olympic Games. Bill manages over 262 employees company-wide, as well as the daily projects associated with operations.
To contact, please email Degrazio@granvillevan.com
Tania Richards, Director of Sales and Marketing
Tania brings 15 years of large-scale event management, marketing and promotional experience to GEG. During her 7 years with GEG she has lead the business development and branding of 4 new properties, conceptually created and executed over 200 parties and special events, spearheaded the development and production of 20+ large-scale offsite events, and promoted, programmed and produced Irish House, the largest and most commercially successful pavilion associated with the 2010 Winter Olympics. Previously to GEG, Tania worked for a Sports & Entertainment marketing agency and produced events for well-known brands like Nike, Coca‐Cola, HBC, Calgary Stampede, Bell Canada, Hockey Canada, BMW Canada and the BC Dairy Foundation.
To contact, please email Tania@granvillevan.com
Pauline Jackson, Corporate Sales Manager
Pauline has over 15 years’ experience in the travel, tourism, hotel, and hospitality industries. For the last 3 years her work has been focused on event planning and management, and her experience has seen her involved in everything from small groups to large corporate and charity events of upwards of 700 people. With a degree in Business & Marketing and experience in hospitality and events, Pauline’s well-rounded knowledge makes any event not only a success, but a memorable one for her clients.
To contact, please email Pauline@granvillevan.com