Explore Summerside Welcomes New Executive Director

Summerside, PE, July 31, 2019 – Explore Summerside is pleased to announce the appointment of Rose Dennis as its new Executive Director. Rose joined the organization on July 29th, 2019 and has been working closely with the Board during the transition process.

With 20+ years of immersion in the Prince Edward Island tourism industry, Rose is positioned well to contribute greatly to the organizations ongoing success and growth. Most recently her work through Meetings & Conventions PEI as Membership & Marketing Manager will help her focus on also growing business tourism within Summerside with a focus on meeting and convention growth in addition to the expansion of the leisure market.

“We are really excited about having Rose continue to build on the great work that operators in Summerside and the surrounding area have done in the last few years”, said Don Quarles, the Board President of the organization and Executive Director of the Indian River Festival.

“Rose’s extensive knowledge in the tourism industry, along with her network of operators and tourism stakeholders will be a great asset to the greater Summerside area and both the North Cape Coastal and Central Coastal Regions” said Quarles.

“As a long time dedicated supporter of Prince Edward Island tourism, I remain proud of the work our province has done to celebrate Prince Edward Island and drive economic growth”, says Dennis. “I am especially excited to invest my efforts in helping drive Summerside’s continued success and contribution to the Island economy through its year round tourism efforts.”


Summerside is an industry collaborative that exists to facilitate and enhance Summerside, PEI, as a four-season visitor destination - for the benefit of its members, visitors and the community. The volunteer-driven Board of Directors works on behalf of the membership to pursue product development, marketing and industry education opportunities for Summerside. For more information about Explore Summerside, contact: Rose Dennis, Executive Director, 902-436-7784 or rose@exploresummerside.com.