CBAA names Norejko VP membership relations and development
The Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) has announced that CBAA vice chair, Anthony Norejko, has accepted the new CBAA position of vice president membership relations and development.
Anthony’s role will be to engage all CBAA members, and potential members, to be sure that we are addressing their needs and that they understand the value of membership. He will be talking to members at CBAA’s upcoming convention, CBAA 2017, in Abbotsford, Aug. 9-11.
“We are excited to welcome someone of Anthony’s stature and commitment” said CBAA’s president and CEO, Rudy Toering. “The creation of this position, plus the calibre of our appointment, demonstrates how much the CBAA has evolved, and our commitment to a strong and engaged membership. “
Anthony is well known to the business aviation community, serving as director aviation and chief pilot for Walmart Canada and most recently with his own company, CrewSked. An active and engaged member, Anthony has been on the CBAA board since 2014. He has experience both as a corporate pilot and in northern flight operations on a variety of aircraft types. A life-long learner, Anthony recently completed York Schulich’s MBA program, and is active in exploring the latest online learning tools. He attended Okanagan University College in Kelowna.
Most recently, Anthony played a pivotal role in working with the GTAA on slot restrictions and was instrumental in establishing the successful CBAA/GTAA Technical Working Group to address these issues.
“CBAA has been on an upward trajectory” Toering continued. “Every year, we can point to CBAA actions that have strengthened business aviation as a sector, and helped individual businesses. Anthony’s appointment is an outcome of this growth and a reflection of the CBAA’s growing influence.”
Over the past few years, the CBAA’s focus has been on increasing its value-proposition, developing unique programs aimed at business aviation operations, including Partners-in-Safety, which offers access to a customized SMS and RMS; the creation of an Economic Impact Study that shows the importance of business aviation to Canada, the launch of certified professional development courses under the CBAA banner, and more.
These programs are matched by CBAA’s ongoing advocacy and issue resolution work, which in recent months has focused on essential issues such as slot restrictions at GTAA, flight and duty times for 704 operations and taxation on the personal use of business aircraft.
The business aviation community will have an opportunity to learn more about CBAA’s accomplishments at its upcoming annual convention, CBAA 2017, Aug. 9-11, a two day event also featuring educational sessions, Canada’s largest static display of corporate and private aircraft and over 65 vendors.