The Comox Valley Airport Commission welcomes two new board members
(Canada Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
VANCOUVER ISLAND, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Comox Valley Airport
Commission (CVAC) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Andy Frost
and Joe Schommer to its Board of Directors.
"It is our pleasure to welcome two talented individuals to the CVAC
board of directors," said Board Chair Frank van Gisbergen. "Andy and
Joe bring valuable experience in the areas of marketing and planning,
two key fields that will broaden and strengthen the overall skill set
of the board.
Andy Frost has been a resident of the Comox Valley for the past decade
following a 32 year career with IBM. He has a proven track record of
successfully managing complex projects, teams and budgets in a senior
leadership role. While his corporate business background in sales and
marketing will benefit the board, Andy also has intimate knowledge of
the travel industry, having travelled extensively for both business and
"During the course of my travels I have used the services of over 80
airports in four continents around the world. These have included some
of the world's largest and busiest facilities as well as a number of
small regional airports," Andy acknowledged. "The Comox Valley Airport
is one of the nicest regional facilities I have had the pleasure of
utilizing and I look forward to working with my fellow board members
and the airport's management team to contribute to the continued
success of YQQ."
Joe Schommer is a new resident of the Comox Valley having moved here in
2012 from Saskatchewan. He was trained as a City Planner and had a
lengthy career that included serving as Director of Planning and
Sustainability with the City of Regina.
"The airport and the services it offers were critical to my decision to
move to the Comox Valley," explained Joe. "I believe air service is an
essential part of our transportation system and is absolutely crucial
to sustaining our local economy. I look forward to working with the
board to help ensure the future of air service for the benefit of our
Andy is a local governments nominee filling the vacancy left by Scott
Torry. He will serve a term of two years and attended his first board
meeting on January 22. Joe is also a local governments nominee and
fills the vacancy left by Daryl McLoughlin. He will serve a three year
term and will attend his first board meeting this month.
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
CVAC is a federally incorporated, non-profit entity. It was established
through letters patent in 1996.
SOURCE Comox Valley Airport
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