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Vancouver Airport Authority Board Announces New Directors

June 29, 2011

Richmond, B.C. (June 29, 2011): Mary Jordan, Chair of the Vancouver Airport Authority Board of Directors, today announced the appointment of three new Directors: Kenneth Goosen, the appointee of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC; Howard Jampolsky, appointee of the City of Richmond; and Tamara Vrooman, the appointee of the City of Vancouver.

“I am excited to welcome such diversely talented new Directors to the Airport Authority,” said Jordan. “Each comes to our organization with unique skills and experience – all of which will greatly benefit YVR.”

Goosen, president of AeroInfo Systems - A Boeing Company, a Richmond-based aviation consulting firm, has more than 30 years of experience in senior management, engineering and operations positions with major Canadian airlines, including Canadian Airlines and Air Canada. Goosen is an active commercial pilot and in 2008 was awarded standing with the Society of American Value Engineers (SAVE) as an Associate Value Specialist. He is also named as a co-inventor along with Boeing on a US Patent. 

Jampolsky is a Richmond entrepreneur whose business interests include Scadax Printing and Scadax Automation Group, a provider of remote monitoring and control systems for water and waste-water management to industry.  A licensed private pilot, Jampolsky has served in a number of civic roles including with the Richmond Economic Advisory Committee.
Vrooman is the CEO of Vancity Credit Union.  Under her leadership, Vancity became the first North American credit union to achieve carbon neutrality, was the first Canadian financial institution to be invited to join the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, and was the largest Canadian organization to adopt a living wage policy.  Previously, she held a number of senior positions with the Province of British Columbia.  Vrooman also serves on the Boards of Central1 Credit Union and S.U.C.C.E.S.S., and is the current Chair of Citizens Bank of Canada.

About Vancouver Airport Authority
Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that operates Vancouver International Airport (YVR). Canada's second busiest airport, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) served 16.8 million passengers in 2010 and handled more than 293,000 aircraft landings and take-offs. Sixty-eight airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to 121 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world. The Airport Authority is committed to creating an airport that British Columbia can be proud of: a premier global gateway, local economic generator and community contributor.


For further information:
Media Relations
Vancouver Airport Authority
604.880.9815 ; Twitter: @yvrairport


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