WINNIPEG, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) is
pleased to announce the election of Mr. Thomas (Tom) A. Bryk, FCA as
Chair and Mr. Garth H. Smorang, Q.C. as Vice Chair of the Board of
Mr. Bryk succeeds Dr. Arthur Mauro who served as Chair since 2003 and
whose term concluded December 31, 2010. Mr. Smorang succeeds Mr. Doug
Harvey whose term also concluded.
Mr. Bryk joined Winnipeg Airports Authority's Board in 2004. Formally
trained as a Chartered Accountant and recognized as a Fellow of the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba in 2004, Mr. Bryk is
currently the President and CEO of Cambrian Credit Union. Involved in
the community, Mr. Bryk also serves on the Board of Directors of The
Associates of the Asper School of Business as well as the Board of the
Manitoba Chartered Accountants Foundation Inc. He was appointed to the
Audit Committee of the Winnipeg Foundation in 2009 and in January 2010
appointed as Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces School of Survival
& Aeromedical Training (CFSSAT) at 17 Wing Winnipeg. In May 2010, he
was elected to the Board of Directors of the Business Council of
Manitoba. Tom Bryk also served the community as Past Chair of the
United Way which under his leadership surpassed the goal for community
NEW BOARD MEMBERS
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc,
Chair Tom Bryk is pleased to welcome new members: Mr. Thomas Payne Jr.,
Mr. H. Sanford (Sandy) Riley and Mr. Paul Soubry.
Nominated by the Rural Municipality of Rosser, Mr. Thomas Payne Jr. is
the President and CEO of Payne Transportation L.P., which he co-founded
in June 2000. Mr. Payne serves as President of the Board of Directors
of the Manitoba Trucking Association, Director of The Canadian Trucking
Alliance and is a Director of the founding Board of Directors of
Nominated by the City of Winnipeg, Mr. H. Sanford Riley C.M., LLB, is
the President and CEO of Richardson Financial Group Limited. Mr. Riley
is presently Chairman of the University of Winnipeg Foundation,
Chairman of The North West Company and is a member of several boards of
directors. A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Riley was appointed to
the Order of Canada in July 2002.
Nominated by Economic Development Winnipeg, Mr. Paul Soubry is the
President and CEO of New Flyer Industries. Mr. Soubry serves on the
Board of Directors of Mondetta Clothing Company, Smartpark Development
Corporation, The Associates of the Asper School of Business, and
Economic Development Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG AIRPORTS AUTHORITY INC. 2011 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is comprised of 15 members which 11 are nominated
by local public and private sector agencies.
Members Nominated by the City of Winnipeg
Dr. Glenn Feltham, Dean, I.H. Asper School of Business
Kerry Hawkins, Retired President, Cargill Limited
Sandy Riley, President & CEO of Richardson Financial Group LTD (in Partnership with
Richardson & Sons Limited)
Members Nominated by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
Doneta Brotchie. President, FUNdamentals Creative Ventures
Tom Bryk, FCA, President & CEO, Cambrian Credit Union
Member Nominated by Economic Development Winnipeg
Paul Soubry, President & CEO, New Flyer Industries
Member Nominated by Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce
Warren Thompson, President, Prairie Edge Management Inc.
Member Nominated by the RM of Rosser
Tom Payne Jr., President & CEO, Payne Transportation L.P.
Member Nominated by the Government of Canada
Geoffrey Elliot, Retired Former Diplomat and Corporate Executive
Shirley Render, Executive Director, Western Canada Aviation Museum
Member Nominated by the Province of Manitoba
Eugene Kostyra, Retired, Secretary to the Community and Economic Development Committee
of Cabinet (CEDC), Government of Manitoba
Members Nominated by the Board
Jim Carr, President and CEO, Business Council of Manitoba
Janice Filmon, Corporate Director
David Friesen, Chairman, Friesens Corporation
Garth Smorang, Lawyer, Myers Weinberg
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation
responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg James
Armstrong Richardson International Airport and affiliate businesses.
Winnipeg Airports Authority serves our region by providing value to our
customers and community. A source of pride for our community, we strive
to be a leader in its growth and development.
SOURCE Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
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Director, Communications & Public Affairs
Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc
Phone: 204.987.2021 24 Hour Media Line: 204.992.2791