An experienced team oversees the management and operation of Nanaimo Airport (YCD).
Dave Devana, President / CEO
Dave Devana is a CPA, Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of senior management experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer within municipal government prior to being appointed as President and CEO of the Nanaimo Airport. Dave is well known amongst his peers as an innovator with a focus on environmental stewardship and economic development. Dave lives in North Nanaimo with his wife and is looking forward to providing exceptional service to our partners and customers at the Nanaimo Airport Commission.
Keith Granbois, Vice President Finance, CFO
250 245-2157 ext.318
Keith Granbois is designated both as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has a wide range of experience and knowledge in both accounting and business. Keith was born and grew up in the Cowichan Valley where he still resides. During his youth, he was a member of the Cowichan Air Cadets and participated in their gliding program at Nanaimo Airport.
Don Goulard, Vice President, Operations and Regulatory Affairs
Contact by phone: 250 245-2157 ext.316
Don Goulard brings a wealth of aviation and business experience to the Nanaimo Airport. He holds an Honours degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Certified Member of the International Association of Airport Executives. While earning his Commercial Pilot Licence he apprenticed as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and went on to serve as the Production Manager at an Approved Maintenance Organization in Ontario. He was an Airport Manager in the Kootenay’s prior to joining the Nanaimo Airport in 2016.
Brandon Wiebe, Senior Manager of Operations
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext 244
Brandon Wiebe joined the Nanaimo Airport Commission team in 2017 and is the Manager of Operations. He was born and raised in Northwest BC. He loves the BC outdoors and is looking forward to the mild winters of Vancouver Island.
He started his airport career back in 2007 as an apprentice electrician and enjoys the flexibility and how diverse the airport world is. Things are always changing with new technologies and regulations
Char Zeman, Contracts and Procurement Manager
250 245-2157 ext.315
Char grew up on the South Coast of B.C. and moved to Vancouver Island in 2007. She joined the Nanaimo Airport Commission in 2019 as the Contracts and Procurement Manager and brings an extensive array of experience in Industrial Procurement, Construction, Sales and Business Management. Char holds a Professional Accreditation in Purchase Management (C.S.C.P. – Certified Supply Chain Professional) from APICS International and is a member of (A.S.C.M.) the Association for Supply Chain Management.
|Christania Chantyman||Accounting Assistant/Payroll Administrator||250-245-2157, ext. 314|
|Reg Brady||Senior Duty Manager||250-924-2157, ext. 242||250-616-8308|
|Doug Fern||Superintendent, Safety & Security||250-924-2157, ext. 245||250-668-0992|
|Owen Burt||Duty Manager||250-619-2832|
|Darren Krivoshein||Duty Manager||250-619-8892|
|Clint Babcock||Assistant Superintendent, Safety & Security||250-924-2157, ext. 256||250-714-8048|
|Megan Low||Operations Administrator||250-245-2157 ext.311|
|Gord Medves||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Kent Lornson||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Jason Benedict||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Bryan Leach||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Joshua Taylor||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Aaron Page||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Kevin Needham||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
|Martin Bunn||Airport Operations Specialist||250-618-8044|
CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM
Laurie Hawthornthwaite, Airport Terminal and Customer Care Manager
Contact by phone: 250-924-2157, ext.268
Laurie Hawthornthwaite joined the Nanaimo Airport Team in Jan 2012 as the Customer Service Coordinator. She brings extensive experience in the administration/ customer service field. Laurie has developed and is director of the Blue Navigator Ambassador Program for the Airport Terminal and supervises the Customer Service Representatives and Social Media Coordinator. With close to 9 years of Airport terminal knowledge. November 2,2020 Laurie took over the role as the Airport Terminal Manager.
|Mike Anderson||Marketing & Social Media Coordinator||250-924-2157, ext. 242|
|Tiffany Braun||Customer Care Representative||250-924-2157, ext. 261|
|Savanah Broatch||Customer Care Representative||250-924-2157, ext. 261|