Appointment to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority



    OTTAWA, Nov. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of
Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, today announced the appointment of
Ms. Dora Koop to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) board
of directors.
    "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Koop to the board of
directors of CATSA," said Minister Cannon. "Her significant experience in
business, marketing, finance and law will be an asset to the Authority."
    Ms. Dora Koop holds a bachelor of arts and a law degree from the
University of Alberta and a master of business administration from McGill
University.
    Ms. Koop is currently the director of Business Solutions at the McGill
International Executive Institute in Montreal, a manager for the Global
Leadership Program, as well as a facilitator and coach for companies.
Previously, she held various senior level positions in several companies and
organizations, such as fONOROLA Inc. and the federal government.
    Ms. Koop is a current board member of the Mennonite Central Committee
Canada's International Relief Organization and is a member of the YMCA
Nominating Committee for the Women of Distinction Awards. She has been
appointed to CATSA's board of directors for a period of four years.
    CATSA, established on April 1, 2002, is a federal Crown corporation that
operates on a not-for-profit basis. It is responsible for the provision of key
air security services such as: pre-board screening of passengers and their
belongings; random screening of non-passengers; acquisition, deployment and
maintenance of explosives detection equipment at airports; management of
federal contributions for airport policing related to civil aviation security
initiatives; and contracting of police on board aircraft. CATSA is also
responsible for the development and implementation of a restricted area
identity card incorporating biometric features.




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