Arne Buchanan - General Manager
Arne is an accomplished manager with over 25 years of experience leading teams, marketing and event management, fiscal management and strategic development for organizations ranging from hotels, and restaurants to educational facilities. He has a passion for customer service and began his career in hospitality graduating from the hospitality program at Cape Breton University, formerly known as University College of Cape Breton.
Throughout his career, has worked in the Halifax and Atlantic Canada region in various management roles including General Manager, Director of Sales and Marketing and Regional Director of Hotel Operations. Arne served on the Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission for four years while operating a hotel and overseeing a large-scale renovation. He prides himself on his ability to accomplish both big and small tasks by utilizing the strengths of the team of people around him.
Born and raised in Whitney Pier, Cape Breton he is very proud of his roots, but has called Dartmouth home, since 1998. He is a sports enthusiast and has played in various basketball leagues throughout his life and loves to play a round of golf whenever the weather cooperates. In 2014 he left Canada to move to the Middle East where he was able to experience life in a different culture and develop a deeper appreciation as a global citizen. In Qatar he worked with a team of individuals from 15 different countries speaking no less than 30 different languages. There, Arne completed his Masters of Business Administration from Roehampton University, UK while overseeing the facilities and maintenance crews for The College of the North Atlantic - Qatar. Immediately following this he decided to continue his education by obtaining teaching diploma and spent his last six months teaching Marketing in the School of Business. While living overseas Arne was able to continue his love of travel and has now visited over 30 countries around the world.
Having recently returned to Dartmouth with his wife, Keera and two adopted cats (Simon and Shado) Arne is excited to join the Zatsman Sportsplex team to serve the community and continue the accomplishments of the past.