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Shaun Carpenter
George Madden

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Prince George Airport Authority
President & Chief Executive Officer

The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) assumed operational control of the airport on March 31st, 2003. The Authority immediately set into motion an aggressive business plan with the main focus on building an airport which supports the needs of its region’s residents, facilitating growth in tourism and industry, while attracting air services long considered necessary for this region’s growth.

The President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for working with the Board of Directors to crystallize the strategic direction of the organization and optimize resources to achieve objectives and performance requirements. The President & CEO will have a future vision for the airport and will ensure all planning, implementation and operations meet current customer needs. In addition, he/she will be responsible for identifying and building business with new customers, seeking value wherever possible, and ultimately moving the region ahead in economic growth and development.

The ideal candidate is a successful senior logistics/transportation executive who has been responsible for overseeing a wide variety of operational issues in a complex and regulated industry. A proven track record building effective relationships with a wide variety of community stakeholders, understanding the needs of customers, and driving business development initiatives is essential. The successful candidate will be the organizational spokesperson and will have the mandate of creating an international reputation as the Northern Pacific route of choice for cargo carriers between major Asian and US airports.

With approximately 75,000 residents, and the largest city in the region of nearly 320,000 people that it serves, Prince George is a hub of transportation and trade in British Columbia’s central interior. The area offers a lifestyle that is worth boasting about. Residents enjoy affordable housing, incomes above provincial averages and an extensive range of quality services, as well as cultural and sporting events. Recreation opportunities are second to none and range from golfing, skiing, fishing and hunting to any team sport you can think of. Local post-secondary institutions include the University of Northern BC (UNBC) and the College of New Caledonia.

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