Appointment to the Thunder Bay Port Authority

OTTAWA, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of Mr. Murray Walberg to the board of the Thunder Bay Port Authority for a term of three years.

"I am very pleased that Mr. Walberg has accepted this position," said Minister Lebel. "The Thunder Bay Port Authority will greatly benefit both from his experience in the financial services industry, and his community involvement."

Mr. Walberg has been the North-Western Ontario regional vice president of RBC Royal Bank since 2005. Prior to that, he held a number of executive positions within the company, which he joined in 1989. He is also active in the community and serves on the boards of many local organizations and charities including Ambassadors Northwest Ontario Business Council, North-Western Ontario Innovation Centre, United Way, and the board of governors of Lakehead University.

Mr. Walberg holds a master in business administration (MBA) from Dalhousie University, a certified financial planner designation (CFP) from the Financial Planners Standard Council of Canada, and a personal financial planner designation (PFP) from the Institute of Canadian bankers. He was also part of the Directors Education Program of the University of Toronto, and of the Branch Managers Course of the Institute of Canadian Bankers.

The Thunder Bay Port Authority is the Canada Port Authority (CPA) established to manage the Port of Thunder Bay under the Canada Marine Act. Eighteen CPAs now make up Canada's national port system. The CPAs are non-share capital corporations incorporated under the Canada Marine Act and are of strategic significance to Canada's trade. Their effective operation contributes to Canada's global competitiveness as a trading nation.

SOURCE: Transport Canada

For further information:

Geneviève Sicard
Press Secretary
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and
Communities, Ottawa
613-991-0700

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