tyAfter an extensive global search, Tourism Vancouver has named Ty Speer as incoming president and CEO. The Atlanta native will take over the reins from Rick Antonson, who has helmed the 111-year-old organization for two decades and departs in mid-June to pursue a full-time writing career. Speer’s most recent position was deputy CEO of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and prior to that he held a key role with the London 2012 Olympic organizing committee managing all client partnerships and various commercial relationships. He has also held senior positions with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Melbourne Commonwealth Games and Octagon (formerly Advantage International). As president and CEO of Tourism Vancouver, Speer will lead the organization in continuing to build business and generate demand for Vancouver as an internationally recognized meetings and leisure travel destination. He begins his official duties on July 14.