Former hotel executive Roger Garland will be heading up the 12-member board tasked with organizing the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Garland, who spent 25 years as an officer and director of the Four Seasons luxury hotel chain, will serve as chairman of the board.

He’s joined by several members of the Canadian Olympic Committee, including Michael Chambers and Marcel Aubut, who once served as president and CEO of the former Quebec Nordiques NHL team.

The board also includes several former Olympians, such as gold medallist Sylvie Bernier, and business heavyweights like Martha Billes, whose family founded the Canadian Tire store chain, and media executive Tony Gag­liano.