Appointment to the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority



    OTTAWA, Jan. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister
of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment
of Mr. Anthony Annunziata to the board of directors of the Buffalo and Fort
Erie Public Bridge Authority. Mr. Annunziata has been appointed for a period
of three years.
    "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Annunziata to the board
of directors of the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority," said
Minister Cannon. "His experience in project management, training,
administration and marketing will be an asset for the authority."
    Mr. Annunziata holds a bachelor of arts in economics and a bachelor of
arts in political science from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a
master of science in education from Canisius College in Buffalo. He is
currently president of Vann Media Group in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Prior to
joining Vann Media Group, Mr. Annunziata was executive director of marketing
of the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort for four years and worked for Casino
Niagara for a total of eight years as director of marketing. He served as
vice-chair of the board of Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership for five
years.
    The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, a bi-national bridge
authority, has owned and operated the Peace Bridge since 1933. The bridge,
which was opened to traffic in 1927, spans the Niagara River between Fort
Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York. The authority has a 10-member board with
an equal number of representatives from Canada and the United States.




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