CBAA announces appointment of new president and CEO

July 17, 2008
baroneJuly 17, 2008, Ottawa - Doug Ware, Chair of the Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Barone as CBAA President and CEO, effective August 25, 2008. 

“Sam brings executive level experience, a proven track record, and a tested diversity of skills to the CBAA.  He is well placed to assume the leadership of the Association and the ongoing development and direction of its regulatory stewardship and advocacy roles”.

With over 28 years of experience, Mr. Barone was most recently President and CEO of the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC). He has held a wide variety of aviation and transportation-related assignments in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. 

Prior to joining ATAC, Mr. Barone was Regional Vice President of InterVISTAS Transportation Consulting Inc. in Ottawa. Between 1999 and 2003, he was President of Transportation Partners Management Consultants, which he founded. Mr. Barone was President and CEO of the Canadian Trucking Human Resources Council in Ottawa from 1996 to 1999.

His 16 years experience with the Canadian Federal Government (Transport Canada, Canadian Transportation Agency, and Competition Bureau) includes several advisory positions dealing with the Canadian aviation, airport, and intermodal transportation sectors.

Mr. Barone holds a BA in Economics from McMaster University, completed graduate business studies as an Executive Fellow of Business Administration (FBA) at the Canadian School of Management, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport in London, England. 

Mr. Barone is as a volunteer on the Board of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in North America and in 2008, Mr. Barone was appointed to the Hope Air board of directors.

He is also a member of the National Business Association Roundtable at the Public Policy Forum of Canada in Ottawa.


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