|In 2016, Jerry retired from a career with the City of Sault Ste. Marie as Commissioner of Engineering and Planning. A graduate from the University of Windsor, Jerry is a Registered Professional Planner. Over the course of his career, Jerry played an integral part in the land use planning and economic development for the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
Jerry was the lead negotiator in securing the divestiture of the Federal Airport in 1998 to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation and continues to sit as one of the original Directors.
In addition, Jerry is a Director and Vice Chair on the Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area.
|Dan recently retired in 2013 from Essar Steel Algoma after almost 40 years with the company. Dan’s professional background was in Human Resources which includes WSIB casework, appeals, return to work programs/legislation, Canada Pension, Accident & Sickness benefits and human rights.
Dan is also one of the original members that contributed to securing the divesture of the Federal Airport in 1998 to the Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation and continues to sit as one of the original Directors.
In December 2002, Dan was presented with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal by Sault Ste. Marie MP Carmen Provenzano for his contributions to the community, especially to the labor movement of Sault Ste. Marie.
Dan has been involved with numerous professional affiliations as well:
· Group Health – Vice Chair
· Sault Ste Marie Economic Development Corporation
· United Way Board of Directors – President
· Employment Insurance Board of Referees – Director
· Sault Ste Marie and District Labour Council – President
· Ontario Federation of Labour Board – Vice President
Allan retired in 2008 after 30 years with PUC as Vice President of Customer Service and Business Development. A Graduate of Laurentian University, Allan holds a Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Accounting.
Allan is also one of the original members that contributed to securing the divesture of the Federal Airport in 1998 to the Sault Ste Marie Airport Development Corporation and continues to sit as one of the original Directors.
Allan has also been involved with:
-Sault Ste Marie YMCA – President
-Algoma District Community Network – Director
|Doug retired from Algoma University College (AUC), serving as President from 1987 to 1997. Doug enjoys a lifelong passion for aviation, having a BASc in Aeronautical Engineering (Toronto), a Private Pilot License with 1700+ hrs, 25 years as a Search and Rescue pilot, and is a founding ADC Board member and owner of the leasing company that provides aircraft to Soo Aviation, a private flight school.
Doug had a long association with the University of Waterloo, earning MSc and PhD degrees there. He was a founding member and later Dept. Chair of Waterloo’s world-renowned Computer Science Department, also serving on the Board of Governors and Council of Ontario Universities.
He was part of the group negotiating the divestiture of the Federal Airport in 1998 to the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation and continues to sit as a Director.
Doug has taken courses in Mediation, Fund Raising and Aviation Safety Management, has negotiated several collective agreements, and served for a year as acting Chief Financial Officer at AUC. He has been a member of the Boards of the Group Health Centre and its Research Ethics Committee, the Boards of PUC Inc, Telecom, Water Commission and Services, the Algoma Conservatory of Music, the Economic Development Corp, and was Regional Chair of the Trillium Grant Review Team.
For relaxation he sings with the Algoma Festival Choir, and plays Bridge, where he is ranked as a Silver Life Master.
Terry Bos joined the Sault Ste. Marie Airport Development Corporation on February 28, 1999 – less than one year after the transfer of the airport to a private not-for-profit corporation from the federal government. Terry was brought in on a one year contract to assist the corporation in completing their first business and land use master plan to guide them through their new airport ownership. Holding a BBA from Algoma University the business experience was an essential ingredient in the position. Following the completion of the Business and Land Use Master Plan the Corporation determined that Terry was an asset and retained him in a marketing position. On November 1, 2002 Terry was promoted to Finance Manager, on July 1, 2004 Terry was promoted to Airport Manager, on January 22, 2008 Terry was appointed Accountable Executive, July 27, 2010 Terry was named CEO, and effective May 26, 2015 Terry was appointed as the President/CEO and Accountable Executive. During Terry’s tenure as CEO the corporation has seen record passenger levels at the Sault Ste. Marie Airport increasing from a low of 121,991 in 2010 to 195,080 in 2014. Terry joined AMCO (Airport Management Council of Ontario) in the position of President at the AGM election in 2010, and after serving the maximum four year term limit is now the Past President of AMCO effective November 1, 2014. Terry has been a member of IAAE Canada since 2006 and achieved the Accredited Airport Executive designation in Oct 2014. Terry currently sits as a member of the Board of Directors for IAAE Canada.
Terry was featured in the Northern Ontario Business February 2016 newspaper as one of five prominent business leaders in Northern Ontario. Click here to read the article.
|Gene is a retired businessman with over 45 years of business expertise in tourism in various communities throughout Northern Ontario and Michigan. Gene recently retired as the General Manager of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce.
Gene has been involved with a number of professional affiliations over the years as well which include:
· Ontario Accommodation Association – President
· Ontario Place – Director
· Sault Ste. Marie Hotel Association – President
· Tourism Ontario – Chairman
· President of the Sault Ste. Marie Convention Bureau
· Director of the Sault Ste. Marie Rotary Club.
|Joe is a graduate from Algoma University with a major in Sociology. He has 35 years with Essar Steel; he currently holds the position of Union Coordinator with USW local 2251.
Joe has been involved with many other professional affiliations as well.
· Group Health Association – Past Director
· United Way Campaign – 2010 Chair
· SSM Social Services Administration Board- Director
· SSM Conservation Authority- Director
· Best For Kids- Committee Member
· Labour Council – Executive Board First Vice President
· City of Sault of Sault Ste Marie –City Councillor for Ward 6
|Gino is a native of Sault Ste. Marie. He studied Communications at the University of Windsor and Broadcast Journalism at Fanshawe College before beginning his career in broadcasting. He is currently employed at Sault College as a professor in the Public Relations and Event Management Program. He is also employed part-time at Rogers Radio as a broadcast journalist and works as a free-lance reporter and hockey play by play broadcaster for Soo Greyhound games at Shaw TV. Gino has also worked as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Soo Greyhounds and in sales & marketing with Cliffe Printing. He is currently a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame committee and has served as vice-chairman of the SSM Parks & Recreation Advisory committee, chairperson of the SSM Sports Hall of Fame committee, and vice-president of the G. Marconi Society.|
|Pelham is presently an Associate Professor of Marketing and Small Business Management at Algoma University. He has 23 years of University teaching experience in the fields of management and marketing. Pelham holds Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degrees from McGill University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Concordia University. His areas of expertise include marketing, small business, and entrepreneurship. He also provides business consulting services on both local provincial projects.
Pelham has worked with and assisted with many non-profit and First Nation organizations and has been involved with a number of professional affiliations and has been a project developer, a facilitator and instructor for many government sponsored business training programs.
|Tyler presently works with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Aviation Services as the Coordinator of Safety and Security.
Tyler’s involvement in aviation and volunteer organizations is as follows:
· 21 years with Air Canada Operations at Pearson International Airport, Toronto
· 15 years of sales and station management with Air Ontario/Air Canada Jazz, Sault Ste. Marie
· Member of the Mayor’s Transportation Committee, Sault Ste. Marie
· Former member of Rotary Downtown, Sault Ste. Marie
· Former board member of the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce
· Former board member of the Sault Storm Football Club