CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet Airlines Ltd. (TSX:WJA) has named Barbara Munroe as Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and General Counsel, effective immediately.
"I am delighted to add someone of Barb's caliber to WestJet's executive team," said Gregg Saretsky, WestJet President and CEO. "She is a strong and engaging leader with more than 25 years of legal experience. Since joining WestJet in 2011, Barb has consistently demonstrated a trusted ability to balance the interests of our people, our guests and our business."
As Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and General Counsel, Barbara is responsible for the airline's legal and compliance function as well as multiple corporate functions including Corporate Real Estate, Regulatory, Government Relations and Fuel and Environment.
"I look forward to the exciting challenges ahead, particularly in the areas of legal compliance, transportation policy and environmental enhancements," commented Barb Munroe. "Our industry is never without interesting challenges and the WestJetters who work on our corporate services teams are well equipped to tackle them."
Barbara joined WestJet in November 2011 as Vice President, General Counsel and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and General Counsel in June 2015. Previously, she was the Assistant General Counsel at Imperial Oil Ltd. and the Senior Vice President, Legal/IP and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Smart Technologies Inc. Barbara is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Calgary Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a director of Crescent Point Energy Corp. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Finance degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary.
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. WestJet, and our regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods ̶ even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.
Recent recognition includes:
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
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