Our Executive Team
The members of our Executive Team are responsible for the implementation of the Authority’s Strategic Plan and the day-to-day operations of YYC Calgary International Airport and Springbank Airport (YBW).
Robert (Bob) Sartor
President & CEO
Bob Sartor is currently the President and CEO of YYC Calgary International Airport. From 2012 to 2016, Bob was President and CEO of Big Rock Brewery. Bob previously served as Chief Executive Officer of The Forzani group Limited (“Forzani”) from 2003 until it was acquired by Canadian Tire Corporation in August 2011. Prior to his role as CEO at Forzani, Bob served as that company’s President from 2000 to 2003 and its Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2000. Preceding his roles at Forzani, he held senior roles with Avenor Inc., the Oshawa Group and Kraft General Foods Canada. When not busy with airport business, Bob and his spouse Andrea tend to their grapes in their vineyard in the Okanagan.
Vice President, Marketing & Guest Experience
Michael Hayward is responsible for marketing and guest experience. He has spent the past 30+ years in a variety of leadership roles working with and for some of the most recognizable global brands – Four Seasons Hotels, SAP, Wharton School, Amica Mature Lifestyles, and Pinehurst Resort. Most recently, he’s been teaching hospitality and tourism students as a Professor at Seneca College. Michael earned a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Toronto and an MBA at the Rotman School of Business. Michael joined the Executive Team in 2017.
Vice President, Operations
Bernie Humphries is responsible for Airport Operations, Airfield Operations, Security, Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Environment, Customer Care and Springbank Airport. Bernie graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1982 with a degree in Business Administration. He has worked in the airport business since 1983, originally with Transport Canada in Winnipeg and then with the Saskatoon Airport Authority. He joined The Calgary Airport Authority in 1996. Bernie is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) and is Past Chair of the International Association of Airport Executives – Canada. Bernie joined the Executive Team in 2008.
Vice President & Chief Information Officer
Mike Maxwell is the senior leader responsible for systems, technology and information management. Mike has several years of experience leading technology solutions in the airport industry for Minneapolis/St Paul and Halifax International airports. He has also led technology innovation and operations for other industries such as manufacturing, broadcasting, high tech and retail. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in Computer Science and Mathematics. Mike joined The Calgary Airport Authority in 2016 as Vice-President and Chief Information Officer.
Vice President, Infrastructure
Marco Mejia is responsible for airport planning, engineering, and construction. He joined the Calgary Airport Authority in 2010 and has held various roles within the Planning and Engineering department, most recently as the Director, Engineering and Construction. His previous experience is in heavy civil, infrastructure, and high-rise construction. He has worked as a Project Manager on The Bow project in Calgary, supervised the construction of the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador, and coordinated construction activities at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Marco is a registered Professional Engineer with APEGA, and has a BSc in Civil Engineering. Marco joined the Executive Team in January 2014.
Robert Palmer CPA
Vice President, Finance, & Chief Financial Officer
Robert Palmer is a senior finance leader with over 15 years of financial management and accounting experience across multiple industries, including aviation, real estate, consumer packaged goods and technology. Rob is responsible for all aspects of Finance, including accounting, treasury, reporting, insurance, and procurement and contracts. Rob is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba. Rob joined the Calgary Airport Authority in 2016 as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
Vice President, Human Resources
Cynthia Tremblay is an active HR professional with over twenty years’ experience in the profession in a variety of industries including health care, insurance and airport administration. Cynthia is responsible for all aspects of HR including: labour relations, organizational development, total rewards, talent management and culture. Cynthia obtained her Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta and is a Certified Human Resources Professional and a Certified Compensation Professional. She is a member of the Human Resources Institute of Alberta and World at Work and volunteers in a number of community organizations. Cynthia has been a member of the Executive Team since 2004 and became a Vice-President in 2013.