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Michael Crockatt Named Airport Business Magazine’s Top 40 under 40

Release date: 
31 October 2013 :00am

The Ottawa International Airport Authority is very proud to share some very special news concerning one of the members of its Senior Management Team. Michael Crockatt, the Authority’s Vice President of Business Development and Marketing was named Airport Business Magazine’s Top 40 under 40.

Airport Business, a publication of Cygnus Media, featured the 2013 honourees, who hail from all over North America, in its October edition. Qualities the judges were looking for included love of learning, strong leadership, going above and beyond, strong community involvement and a passion for aviation.

Michael’s inclusion in this auspicious group is a natural fit. Since joining the Authority in 2006, he has brought new air service to the Ottawa market, new business development on airport land and new commercial development within the terminal. He has also become extremely involved in the tourism and transportation industries. He is the current chair of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, immediate past-chair of Ottawa Tourism and vice chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. He is involved in several committees of both the Canadian Airports Council and Airports Council International – North America.

His involvement in these and so many other initiatives have earned him the respect of his peers and colleagues and other accolades such as the Ottawa Business Journal’s Top Forty Under 40 in 2010, Ottawa Tourism’s Volunteer of the Year in 2011 and more recently the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

“We applaud Michael’s inclusion in this list and are extremely proud to have him on the Ottawa International Airport Authority’s leadership team” said Mark Laroche, Airport Authority President and CEO. “His efforts go far beyond the success of the Ottawa Airport – they enrich the tourism experience here and across Canada”.

OMCIAA operates Ottawa International Airport without government subsidies under an
80-year lease transfer agreement with Transport Canada. The OMCIAA’s mandate is to manage, operate and develop airport facilities and lands in support of the economic growth of the National Capital Region.

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