Guiding Principles 

Vision

We are Canada’s Premier Regional Airport.

Mission

We are responsible stewards of our airports, achieving superior performance in the conduct of safe, secure, effective and efficient operations. Our airport businesses contribute significantly to the economy of the Region, Alberta and Canada.

Corporate Values

  • Excellence in Safety, Security and Environment Performance

  • Commercially Focused, Fiscally Responsible, Business Sustainability

  • Exemplary Customer Service

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork


Leadership

The Fort McMurray Airport Authority was incorporated under the provincial Regional Airports Authorities Act in 2009. The first board was formed in 2010 and acquired Fort McMurray Airport from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. Under Alberta legislation, the Airport Authority is legally and financially independent, and operates as a non-share capital organization.

Executive Team

Daily operations are handled by a management team led by a President & CEO. 

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RJ Steenstra

President
& Chief Executive Officer

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Cuyler Green

Vice President, Operations

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Denean Robinson

VP Corporate Services & CFO

 
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Brian M. de Ruiter

Vice President, Air Service & Commercial Development

 
 

Board of Directors

The Airport Authority is governed by a board of ten directors with a board chair. Directors are appointed through:
• Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
• Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce
• Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
• Canadian Union of Public Employees
• Fort McMurray Airport Authority

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Michael Chwelos

Board Chair

Appointer: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

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Joanne Day

Board Member

Appointer: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Ken Bell

Board Member

Appointer: Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

 
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Sheldon Germain

Board Member

Appointer: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

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Linda Huebscher

Board Member

Appointer: Canadian Union of Public Employees

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Keith Haxton

Board Member

Appointer: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

 
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Bill McGoey

Board Member

Appointer: Fort McMurray Airport Authority

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Staci Millard

Board Member

Appointer: Fort McMurray Airport Authority

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Colin Solbak

Board Member

Appointer: Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce

 
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Doug Simms

Board Member

Appointer: Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce