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VIA Rail Canada is undergoing multiple personnel changes, including the appointment of a new CEO, according to a recent announcement from Marc Garneau, Canada’s Minister of Transport.
Among the changes is the appointment of Cynthia Garneau as president and CEO for a five-year term that will go into effect May 9. The intercity passenger rail service said she is a lawyer and has served as an aerospace executive while president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. since 2016.
Grant Christoff has also been appointed as director of VIA Rail Canada for a four-year term. He is a lawyer and has served as counsel for the First Nations Health Authority and Saulteau First Nations since 2015, VIA Rail Canada said.
Miranda Keating Erickson was appointed to serve as director for a term of four years, as well.
Keating Erickson holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce, and has been vice president of Alberta Electric System Operator since 2010.
Also appointed as a director was Viola Ann Timmons, who will serve a four-year term as well. Timmons holds a Ph.D. in education psychology and has been president and vice chancellor of the University of Regina since 2008.
This article first appeared on www.rtands.com
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