Tom Ruth

President and CEO, Edmonton Airports

As president and chief executive officer of Edmonton Airports, Tom is 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 700 million 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 as Canada’s representative on the Airports Council International (ACI) World Governing Board. He currently serves on the Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Board of Directors and is a director and past chair of the Canadian Airports Council (CAC). He also supports regional community organizations as a member of the Edmonton Economic Development Authority Board of Directors, Telus Edmonton Community Foundation Board and the Telus World of Science Edmonton Capital Campaign Cabinet.

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