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July 13, 2007 | General

Edmonton – Mr. Frank Florkewich joins the Board replacing Mr. John Friesen, whose term expired at the end of 2001. Mr. Florkewich is appointed by Parkland County for a term expiring December 31, 2005. He currently owns and operates three family businesses; Junction 43 Sales and Service Inc., Norcan Consulting Group Inc., and The Sign Shop. Mr. Florkewich has recently completed a nine-year term as Councillor for Parkland County, and has held several executive positions with provincial and federal political associations. He is also actively involved in many community activities.

“On behalf of Edmonton Airports, I would like to welcome Mr. Florkewich,” states Glenn Rainbird, Chairman of the Board. “I look forward to Frank sharing his considerable experience and making a strong contribution as a member of our Board.”

Ms. Margaret Bateman, an appointee of the City of Edmonton and a member of Edmonton Airports’ Board since 1997, has been unanimously elected as the new Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Edmonton Airports.

Ms. Bateman’s commitment to service on the Board of the Airports Authority is reflected in her active involvement as a member, and newly appointed Chair, of the Governance Committee, as the Chair of the Art Committee, and a past member on committees overseeing Human Resources and Compensation, and Strategic Planning.

Ms. Bateman has led the development of an art program in a public facility at Edmonton International Airport. This program will continue to provide opportunities to regional artists.
Ms. Bateman is a founding partner of Calder-Bateman – an Alberta-based, full service communications agency, serving a broad range of public and private sector clients throughout Alberta and Western Canada. Ms. Bateman’s practice focuses on major public issues in such areas as health restructuring, education, municipal governance, the resource industry and economic development.

Mr. Glenn Rainbird, Chairman of the Board states, “I congratulate Ms. Bateman on her appointment to the Vice-Chair position. Margaret provides strong strategic leadership, and demonstrates a true commitment to our Airports Authority, and to our community.”

Edmonton Airports is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to manage and operate the local airports system comprising Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton City Centre Airport, Cooking Lake Airport, and Villeneuve Airport, on behalf of and in the best interest of the Capital Region. Six municipalities in the Edmonton region and the Federal Government appoint the Board of Directors. There are currently thirteen Board members.