VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport Commission
(CVAC) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Frank van Gisbergen and
Susan Toresdahl to its Board of Directors.
"We are delighted to announce the appointment of two talented
individuals to our board," said Linda Oprica, Chair of the Comox Valley
Airport Commission. "Frank and Susan bring valuable knowledge and
experience in the areas of aviation and governance, two key fields that
will broaden and strengthen the overall skill set of the CVAC board."
Frank brings extensive understanding of the travel and aviation industry
with him to the Commission. He has owned a travel agency and held
positions with Canadian, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet. His most recent
positions saw him involved with special projects for WestJet including
the expansion of the airline's operations in Hawaii and starting up new
operations in Newark, New York. His varied career has provided him
with experience as a travel agent and with airline sales, customer
service, training and operations, including logistics, cargo and ground
"I have lived in the Comox Valley for five years and during that time
I've seen what an important asset the airport is for this community,"
said Frank. "I am pleased to volunteer my time to such an important
entity and I'm hopeful my understanding of airlines and their
operations will be a valuable asset to the board."
Frank fills the Economic Development Society nominee vacancy, a position
formerly held by Darlene Neuman. His appointment is for a three year
Susan has lived and worked in the Comox Valley for over 20 years. As
the former Executive Director of the North Island College Foundation
and the Director of Community Relations, Susan brings valuable
experience in strategic, administrative and operational planning,
budget review and allocation, policy development and program
evaluation. Her eight years of experience on the Comox Valley Economic
Development Board (four of those as President) has provided relevant
governance and board development skills. Susan has also served on the
Comox Valley Art Gallery Board.
"I have been a longtime resident of the Comox Valley and watched the
growth of the airport carefully. I've been proud of the services it
provides to individuals and businesses within our community," said
Susan. "I am impressed with the professional image the airport strives
to maintain and I look forward to assisting the board in helping YQQ to
Susan fills the member at large vacancy, a position formerly held by
Christine Gibson. Her term is for two years.
Frank and Susan's appointments were endorsed earlier this month and they
both attended their first board meeting on September 19.
The Comox Valley Airport Commission is the governing authority for the
operation of the Comox Valley Airport. The nine-member Commission is
broadly representative of the Comox Valley community and its members
are nominated by the City of Courtenay, the Town of Comox, the Village
of Cumberland, the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD), the Comox
Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Comox Valley Economic Development
Society (CVEDS). CVAC is a federally incorporated, not-for-profit
entity. It was established through letters patent in 1996.
SOURCE: Comox Valley Airport
For further information:
Comox Valley Airport
Phone: 250-890-0829 ext. 253