Hester Whatman

Site Selection Specialist 

With over 30 years’ experience in the meetings and hospitality industry as a skilled, high achieving sales professional,

Hester is motivated by a genuine desire to help clients achieve their goals. Hester’s straightforward communication

style combined with her professional and diligent nature has earned her the status of trusted adviser with both clients

and colleagues alike.  With the establishment of Whatman Consultants in 2014, Hester’s primary focus is on offering services to the Meetings Industry including Business Development, Site Selection and Hotel Contract Negotiation Support.


Key skills include building productive, high trust relationships; uncovering and fully understanding key client issues before offering solutions in order to ensure client success.  Hester highly values a life in balance, continuous learning and continuous improvement


Hester is an active member of the following associations:


  • Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)

    • Served as Business Member on National Board of Directors (2007-2013)

    • Winner of the 2014 Griner Award

  • Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

  • Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)