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July 13, 2007 | General

Washington, D.C. — Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Chairman Richard Vacar, Director of the Houston Airport System, recently announced the appointment of Scott Clements to the ACI-NA Board of Directors. Mr. Clements is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority (Edmonton Airports) in Edmonton Canada and has served in that capacity since July of 1995.

“As Scott Clements joins the ACI-NA Board of Directors, we are confident that he will be an asset to the board representing the interests of the Canadian aviation industry. Scott has made valuable contributions to the industry as evident in his distinguished career leading up to his role at Edmonton Airports,” Mr. Vacar commented. “As we move to strengthen the bonds among North American airports, we look forward to working closely with Scott as he brings his leadership and expertise to this group of airport directors.” he added.

In his role at Edmonton Airports, Mr. Clements was a key leader in the consolidation of Edmonton’s scheduled passenger service at Edmonton International and he was instrumental in negotiating a lease to manage and promote Edmonton City Centre Airport as a center of excellence for general and corporate aviation. In addition, Clements is overseeing the financing and design of a $265 million dollar multi-year expansion program at Edmonton International Airport. Edmonton International Airport is Canada’s second largest and fifth busiest airport. Edmonton Airports also manages two smaller general aviation airports: Villeneuve and Cooking Lake.

Before joining Edmonton Airports in 1995, Clements had a distinguished career with the Canadian Air Force, culminating in a two-year term as Commander of Canada’s Air Force. He is currently a member of the Board of the Canadian Airports Council, and is chair of the Council’s Airline Affairs Committee. He serves as a Board member with the Western Transportation Advisory Council, and Honorary Director of the Alberta Aviation Council.

Mr. Clements is a graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, where he earned a Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) in 1963, and received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Auburn at Montgomery, Alabama.

As North America’s “Voice of Airports,” ACI-NA provides a range of member services as it represents 160 governing bodies that own and operate more than 400 airports. In affiliation with the Canadian Airports Council, ACI-NA represents 36 Canadian members operating more than 90 airports and serving over 95% of Canadian air travellers.