OTTAWA, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic
Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of
Intergovernmental Affairs, today announced the appointment of Ms.
Joanne Whittle to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA)
as director for a three-year term.
"I am very pleased that Ms. Whittle has accepted this position," said
Minister Lebel. "CATSA will benefit from her considerable leadership
experience and track record in human resources management."
Ms. Whittle, who was the successful recipient of the Ottawa Citizen's "HR Professional of the Year" award in 2004, has over 15 years of
experience in private sector human resources management. Since 1997,
she has held numerous management positions, including manager,
director, and chair of the board of directors of various
organizations. In 2009, she was appointed a community member of the
Canada Pension Plan Appeals Tribunal, where she interpreted and applied
complex legislation to review decisions for disability pensions. Ms.
Whittle holds a bachelor of arts from Memorial University in
Newfoundland and is a graduate of the Advanced Program in HR Management
from the University of Toronto.
Ms. Whittle's volunteer involvement includes teaching comprehensive HR
courses to entrepreneurs with Epix and sitting on the Professional
Development Subcommittee of the Human Resources Professional
Association of Ontario.
CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation. It
is responsible for the screening of passengers and their belongings,
and screening of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas, as
well as any items in their possession. CATSA and Transport Canada work
together in aviation security, each with very distinct mandates. CATSA
screens 52 million passengers and 62 million pieces of checked baggage
SOURCE: Transport Canada
For further information:
Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities,
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
for the Regions of Quebec and
Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs
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