InterVISTAS, global industry experts in transport and tourism that have delivered more than 1500 projects with over 400 clients in 60 countries worldwide, supports the ViTAL Economy (VE) Alliance with economic insights that are developed using precise, data-driven analysis. InterVISTAS’ Sustainable Economics Group provides sophisticated economic tools that guide decisions, helping clients find opportunities that are defensible, reasonable, and financially viable.
InterVISTAS’ Sustainable Economics practice focuses on helping rural areas develop their economies by providing:
- Guidance and sound analyses of potential opportunities to local stakeholders
- Economic analysis, business planning and analysis, integrated financial analysis, and land use
The company understands that local employment and earnings grow best when they are led locally. InterVISTAS works with VE to help regions understand where they can expand their local economies by turning indigenous resources such as available skilled labor, geographic advantages, or natural resources into market opportunities.
Together with VE, InterVISTAS has developed an Excel-based economic model that helps local leaders better understand the impacts of changes in employment and earnings by sector, county, region or state, as well as commuting patterns and their impact on local economies. InterVISTAS has helped local businesses better target their development and outreach in ways that benefit not only that particular business, but the entire regional economy. Their analyses have been used across diverse industries that include transportation, telecommunications, and energy.
About InterVISTAS Staff who work with VE
Gerry Bruno, Group Chief Executive Officer
One of North America's most respected transportation and tourism executives, Mr. Bruno has pioneered new approaches to strategic market development. He was at the forefront of the vision to develop the Vancouver International Airport into a major Asia-Pacific Gateway and played a key role in advancing new policy, facilitation and security initiatives such as Canada-U.S. Open Skies, In-Transit Pre-clearance, Transit Without Visa, and Perimeter Clearance.
Mike Tretheway, President InterVISTAS Consulting Inc.
Chief Economist InterVISTAS Consulting Group
Dr. Tretheway is widely considered as a leading transportation economist and has served as an expert witness and advisor to governments, airlines, airports, ports and railways in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Africa and before the European Commission. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin and served for 14 years as Associate Professor of Transportation & Logistics at the University of British Columbia.
Steve Martin, Senior Vice President
Mr. Martin has over 20 years experience with the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office. He served as GAO Assistant Director for Airline Competition and Financial Health where he led evaluations of the effects of mergers and alliances, liberalizing transatlantic air service, reservation systems, air carrier bankruptcy and pension problems, and changes in air service to smaller communities. He also worked on major investigations in telecommunications, infrastructure and public-private partnerships.
Rob Beynon, Vice President
Mr. Beynon has a Masters Degree specializing in Japan-North America trade relationships. In addition to work assignments in Japan and Australia, he has worked for the International Commerce Centre and established Canada's first Foreign Trade Zone. With 15 years experience working with companies in the aviation, rail and marine industries, he has specialized expertise in intermodal cargo, community economic development, regional airport development, FTZ marketing and economic impact assessment.
Jacqueline Clarke, Director, Strategic & Tourism Development
Ms. Clarke is an expert in strategic planning, especially with respect to the tourism industry. She has experience as airport manager and country manager for a major global airline, covering both operations and sales/marketing. Ms. Clarke was formerly General Manager of the Yacht Services Association of Trinidad and Tobago and was responsible for strategic planning and sustainable development. She holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hospitality and Tourism.