Tom Ruth

Airlink Board of Trustees
Former President and CEO, Edmonton Airports

From 2014 through 2022 Tom was president and chief executive officer of Edmonton Airports and was responsible for the management and operation of Edmonton International Airport (EIA), Canada’s fifth business airport, and Villeneuve Airport which serves the region’s general and recreational aviation sectors.

Under Tom’s leadership, EIA has seen significant growth in both passenger and air cargo service, connecting the Edmonton Metropolitan Region with direct flights to over 50 destinations within Canada, the US and Europe. Tom has also advanced the Airport City development at EIA, with more than 1 billion dollars in private investment.

Prior to joining Edmonton Airports, Tom was president of Halifax International Airport, and was president of Canadian North Airlines. He has also held senior executive positions throughout North America in the cargo and logistics industries.

Tom recently concluded his term on the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board. He is also past chair of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC), AMCHAM Canada and the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency. He currently supports regional community organizations as a member of the board for the Telus Edmonton Community Foundation and Explore Edmonton. Most recently Tom was federally appointed to the boards of Ports Toronto and Canada Post.

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