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Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. (WAA) is a community-based, non-share capital corporation that operates, manages, maintains and invests in your community airport, Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Control of the airport was transferred from the federal government to WAA on January 1, 1997.

WAA's corporate structure is laid out as follows with 3 subsidiaries.

 

 

 

   

 

 

WAA Executive Team

Barry Rempel
President & Chief Executive Officer, WAA

Catherine Kloepfer, FCPA, CGA, FCA
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer, WAA

Pascal Bélanger
Chief Commercial Officer & Managing Director, Airport City Winnipeg

Vince Dancho, CPA, CMA
Senior Vice President & Managing Director, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport

WAA Management Team

Tyler MacAfee
Vice President, Communications & Government Relations

Jim McLandress
General Counsel

Shona Suderman
Senior Director, Information Technology

Nicole Stefaniuk, CPA, CA
Director, Finance

Kim Bilcowski
Director, People & Culture


Winnipeg Richardson International Airport 

The expertise and skillset at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport focuses on facility performance, infrastructure, airport operations, emergency response and more. This is where innovation inside the terminal and on the airfield related to operations happens daily.

Winnipeg Richardson International Airport Management Team

Vince Dancho, CPA, CMA
Managing Director

Darryl Dowd
Vice President, Airport Operations

Tara Hull
Director, Operations Compliance

Dawn Kohinski
Associate Director, Security


Airport City Winnipeg

Airport City Winnipeg is the subsidiary that leverages and develops our assets for the benefit of the community, helping us continue to lead transportation innovation and growth throughout the province.

Airport City Winnipeg Management Team

Pascal Bélanger
Managing Director

Scott Marohn
Vice President, Aviation Marketing

Robert Bachart
Director, Airport City Planning & Development

Dave Zubricki
Director, Marketing


Winnipeg Airport Services Corp. (WASCO)

WASCO is our subsidiary focused on bringing our airport expertise across Canada, especially in the North. Active in 24 airports and with more partnerships and innovation in the pipeline, WASCO continues to help airports stay on the cutting edge. 

WASCO Management Team

Mike O'Gorman
Managing Director

James Lindsey
Director, Airports


Winnipeg Airports Authority Board of Directors

Nominated by the City of Winnipeg

D. Greg Doyle, FCPA, FCA
Corporate Director

Scott Penman
Corporate Director

Kimberley Gilson, LL.B. 
Partner, Duboff Edwards Haight & Schachter Law Corporation

Nominated by The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

Gerry Glatz
Owner, Teledisc Systems

Nominated by Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.

Paul Soubry
President & CEO, NFI Group Inc.

Nominated by the Government of Canada

Don Boitson
Longview Aviation Capital

Kenneth Grower
Corporate Director

Nominated by the Province of Manitoba

Peter Kaufmann
Vice President - Sales & Leasing, Capital Commercial Real Estate Services Inc.

Nominated by the Rural Municipality of Rosser

Thomas Payne Jr. (Chair)
President, Payne Transportation Ltd.

Nominated by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

B.J. Reid, FCPA, FCA 
Vice President, Fund Services and Chief Financial Officer, Investors Group Mutual Funds

Sangeet Bhatia, CPA, CA, CMC
Partner, Consulting, Deloitte Inc.

Appointed by the Winnipeg Airports Authority Board

Brita Chell, FCPA, FCA (Vice Chair)
Chief Financial Officer, G3 Canada

Paul Vogt
Corporate Director

Donna Price, FCPA, FCGA
Corporate Director

Susan Dawes
Partner, Myers LLP

Chair Emeritus

Arthur Mauro 
Corporate Director

The Board also has the following Committees:

Audit Committee

  • D. Greg Doyle, FCPA, FCA (Chair)
  • Don Boitson
  • Brita Chell, FCPA, FCA
  • Gerry Glatz
  • Scott Penman
  • B.J. Reid, FCPA, FCA
  • Kenneth Grower

Governance Committee

  • Kimberley Gilson, LL.B. (Chair)
  • Sangeet Bhatia, CPA, CA, CMC
  • Thomas Payne Jr.
  • Donna Price, FCPA, FCGA
  • Paul Soubry
  • Paul Vogt
  • Peter Kaufmann
  • Susan Dawes

Airport Committees

Community Consultative Committee

The Community Consultative Committee provides for effective dialogue and dissemination on matters relating to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, including airport planning and plans, operational aspects of the airport, and municipal concerns. For more information about, or questions for, the Community Consultative Committee please contact Andrea Borys, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors.

Community Consultative Committee Members:

Loren Remillard
The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Dave Dyson
Deputy Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade

Colin Ferguson
Travel Manitoba

Dayna Spiring
Economic Development Winnipeg

Mike Ruta
City of Winnipeg

Tareq Al-Zabet
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure

Jeff Traeger
United Food & Commercial Workers Union

Wendell Wiebe
Manitoba Aerospace Association

Ron Evans
Indigenous Relations

Chuck Davidson
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

WAA Representatives include:

Barry Rempel
President & Chief Executive Officer

Catherine Kloepfer, FCPA, CGA, FCA
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services & Chief Financial Officer