John Crescenzi, 36, is the general manager at Holiday Inn Express & Suites
North Bay. A graduate of Humber College, he has a decade of experience
in the hotel and restaurant industry. He is a member of the chamber of
commerce and the Rotary Club.
is your greatest accomplishment?
A: Finding a balance between my work
life and personal life. I have a great
family at home and at work that
make this balance possible, and
that support me as I get involved
in a number of community projects
Q: Who is your most valued mentor?
A: Walt Disney has been a great
mentor. His statement, "If you can
dream it, you can do it," is one
that has stuck with me for many
years. Look at what this positive
thinking did for him. I have had
the pleasure of working for several
excellent leaders in business who
didn't always tell me what I wanted
to hear, but rather what they felt I
needed to hear in order to excel.
Q: What do you love most about North Bay
and area ?
A: The first time I visited this city
back in 2005, I knew there was
something special here. The air is
cleaner, the people are friendlier
and this is an incredible city to
raise a family in. (Oh, I almost
forgot, the pickerel fishing in Lake
Nipissing is great.)
Q: What else would you like to
A: I would like to win a "90 over Ninety"
award one day, mainly because I
want to live a long life. I just have
to get the "eat right" and "exercise"
thing down to greatly improve my
chances. If I can dream it, I can do
it. Thanks Walt.