Leadership

Message from the Chair & CEO

The Board of Directors at Skyxe is made up of an outstanding group of people that have a focus on providing strategic direction and oversight to ensure that the Saskatoon Airport is meeting the future needs of a larger community with an expanding economy.

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Board Members

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Stephen Maybury

President and CEO

Stephen Maybury graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering. He also has a Master of Business Administration degree in International Aviation from Concordia University. Stephen is a registered Professional Engineer, Accredited Airport Executive and a Certified International Trade Professional.

In 1994, Stephen began his professional air transportation career in commercial aviation and subsequently transitioned into the airport business. He worked with various airports across Canada including the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Charlottetown Airport Authority, and Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.  In 2012, Stephen was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Saskatoon Airport Authority to strategically build corporate success and deliver Canada’s most valued airport experience.


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Les Prosser

Nominated by: City of Saskatoon

A graduate of Queen’s University, Les received a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree in 1970 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1974. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1975.  He received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 1992.

Les is a former managing partner of Robertson Stromberg LLP and is a senior member of the corporate/commercial group in Saskatoon. Les represents large and small businesses in all aspects of commercial law, with particular expertise in corporate acquisitions, mergers and re-structuring, all manner of commercial and secured financing transactions. He also handles personal, estate and succession planning matters.

Throughout his career, Les has been very involved in his professional organizations. He served as a Bencher to the Law Society of Saskatchewan (1988-1993), was President of the Law Society in 1992 and was Saskatchewan delegate to the Federation of Law Societies; he has served on the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s Saskatchewan Branch, was National Chair of Real Property with the Canadian Bar Association, and served as President of the Saskatoon Bar Association. Les has been a sessional lecturer in business law and real property in the University of Saskatchewan Colleges of Commerce and Law. He served as Vice-Chair of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission 1998-2001.

He is also a recent graduate of the Directors Education Program, jointly presented by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business Management and holds the ICD.D designation issued by the Institute of Corporate Directors.

Les has offered his time and expertise to the boards of directors of several charitable and non-profit organizations in Saskatoon, among them the YMCA of Saskatoon, including a term as President; the Granite Curling Club, including a term as President; Meewasin United Church, Saskatoon Girls Group Home, Riverside Golf & Country Club, the Loon Lake Golf and Country Club and the  CJWW Denny Carr Secret Santa Foundation Inc.

Les also currently serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Global Institute for Food Security.


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James Kerby

Nominated by: City of Saskatoon

Since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce degree (in 1981) and a Juris Doctor degree (in 1984), Jim has over three decades of corporate/commercial legal experience, and significant corporate governance expertise.

During his 28+ year tenure with MLT LLP (Saskatchewan’s largest law firm), Jim’s commercial and corporate law practice emphasized business sales and acquisitions, procurement, corporate finance (including debt and equity financing), and corporate governance. Jim has worked extensively with business organizations of all types and sizes, including general and limited partnerships, corporations, and joint ventures. He played a lead role in successfully restructuring and refinancing one of Saskatchewan’s largest private corporations and acted as lead counsel on a number of other significant commercial transactions, including construction of a major wood products manufacturing facility, and acquisitions and divestitures involving heavy oil up-graders, food processing facilities, and oil and gas services companies in both Canada and the US. His business clients operate in the forestry, technology, agricultural biotechnology and agribusiness sectors. Jim built and led MLT Calgary’s office from its inception (as a two lawyer office) in 2002, to an office of 20 lawyers in 2010. Jim also has over 20 years of experience working with First Nation clients on economic development, governance, financial administration, trusts and trust administration, policy development, Treaty land entitlement claims, tax-effective structuring, by-law development, and other business law issues.

In addition to serving as a Director and Vice-Chair of the Saskatoon Airport Authority, Jim serves on numerous boards for both non-profit and for-profit enterprises, including as Chair of POS Bio-Sciences, Chair of the Waskesiu Community Council, and as a Director and Past Chair of the Waskesiu Foundation Inc., a Canadian registered charity.  Jim’s past Board experience includes Director positions with Becker Underwood Canada and the Agri Value-Added Investor Network, as a Director, President and Chair of The Waskesiu Seasonal Residents Association Inc., and as Advisory Board member for Raildecks Inc. and Kryos Systems Associates.  


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Bill Hogan

Nominated by: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Saskatchewan

Bill graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a Bachelor of Commerce and has an array of experience in growing businesses and community development.

Bill is a management professional leader with over 15 years of experience in leading projects across diverse business markets. He has been responsible for setting budget objectives and goals and meeting bottom-line profit and loss objectives. He’s developed abundant project skills in the areas of marketing, finance, human resources and strategic planning. Bill has led business development and community planning initiatives in Northern Saskatchewan communities, including Athabasca.

Bill had been the President of the La Ronge and District Chamber of Commerce and his office is the recipient of Minister’s Award for Innovation for Training work with Women’s shelters.


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Bert Munro

Nominated by: Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Bert Munro received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan after a Diploma in Water Resources Engineering Technology through SIAST which was preceded by studies in Biology at the University of Manitoba.

Recently retired, Bert Munro was a Vice President and the General Manager of Associated Engineering for the Saskatchewan & Manitoba Region, where he was responsible for the business and engineering operations of the company.  He was also the Vice President and General Manager of ATAP Infrastructure Management and the Director of the Asset Management Division for the Associated Engineering Group of Companies.  With over 35 years of experience in municipal and water resources engineering, project and business management Bert has developed a keen interest in the roles of the engineer, contractor, owner, and the public, in infrastructure planning, development, and management.  Bert has been involved in Infrastructure Planning, Bylaw and Policy Development, and as the principal responsible on projects such as the Owner’s Engineer for the Regina Bypass P3, the City of Saskatoon Raw Water Supply and, the Avenue H Water Treatment Plant Expansions.

A Past President of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan, the Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association and the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan, Bert has also served as a Volunteer with the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering; the University of Saskatchewan; SIAST; the Columbarium at St. John’s Cathedral; and the Canadian Cancer Society.


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Bob Korol

Nominated by: Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Born in Saskatoon and raised in Rosetown, Mr. Korol received his Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984 and went on to play professional hockey in Europe for 15 years. Upon retiring from professional sports in 1995, Mr. Korol accepted a position with Fife Council (a local government agency) in east central Scotland. He earned an MBA from the University of Stirling and his Chartered Public Financial Accountancy (FCPFA) designation, both in Scotland. Feeling the urge and opportunity to return home to family and friends, the Korol family came back to Saskatchewan in 2008, where Mr. Korol accepted a position as a Strategic Financial Planning Officer with the University of Saskatchewan. In August of 2010, Mr. Korol accepted the position as CEO of TCU Place in Saskatoon. Bob also holds a FCPA, FCMA designation in Canada.

Bob, his wife Dawn have two children, Michael and Sophie. The Korol’s reside in Saskatoon.


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Brent Schuler

Nominated by: Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Brent is a Partner and Manager of Pow City Mechanical, located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Brent’s strong knowledge of running a family business, corporate finance, business management and developing corporate strategy provide him with expertise in construction management, contract services, and conceptual and detailed estimating

Brent has many years of board experience including acting as Management Trustee for Health Welfare Pension Plan Sheet Metal Workers Union, Director and Chairmen for Foran Mining, and Board Member of Mechanical Contractors Association.

Brent currently holds a private pilot license and is the owner and operator of an aircraft and hangar at the Saskatoon Airport.


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Cheryl Aramenko

Nominated by: The Saskatoon Airport Authority

Cheryl brings over 30 years of human resource expertise from multifaceted internal senior management and external consultative roles. A  Senior Consultant with PeopleFirst HR Services, her Saskatoon based career has included roles with Federated Cooperatives, BHP Billiton, KPMG and Mega Group. 

Cheryl possesses a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and has obtained both a Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and Registered Professional Recruiters (RPR) designations.  She was certified in Texas for Birkman® Profiling and completed the York University faculty of management program on Succession Planning and Design. She is a member of both the Canadian and Saskatchewan Associations of Human Resource Professionals and the Institute of Corporate Directors.  Her previous Board work includes community associations, The Waskesiu Foundation and the Waskesiu Community Council.

She has proven successes providing professional consultative services; facilitation of career development and transition programs; design work in compensation and profit participation; policy development; executive recruitment and HR leadership. A true “people” partner the focus of her career has been on building effective managerial business relationships and mentoring clients with impact, honesty and integrity. Her design work in total rewards, including philosophy, policy design and communication, has ensured industry competitiveness and alignment to organizational strategy and brand. She has assisted several organizations in the planning and professional execution of large downsizing projects.

Her roles have afforded her the opportunity to provide human resource expertise to both a wide variety of Saskatoon’s leading businesses, our Northern communities and across the country. Her diverse client base spans public companies to not for profit agencies.


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Dave Weger

Nominated by: City of Saskatoon

Originally from Saskatchewan, Dave has a thirty-three year aviation career as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with international experience.  After starting in Saskatchewan, he took a three-year contract in Saudi Arabia with Mobil Oil New York, providing flight support for the East-West Pipe line project across the Arabian Desert and international flights.  Dave joined Imperial Oil in 1984, based in Inuvik, providing flight support for its Arctic drilling program. He transferred to Calgary with Imperial Oil, and while working nights studied Avionics Technologies at SAIT, receiving the President’s Honors and the Canadian Airlines scholarship for high academic standing.  In 1991 he transferred to Toronto with Imperial Oil before joining PotashCorp as Chief Maintenance Engineer in 1997. Dave was also formerly a member of an industry steering group with Montreal based Bombardier Aerospace, responsible to develop the initial certification maintenance program which was approved by Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA for the highly successful Global Express and the Challenger 300 aircraft. 

In addition to his technical training, Dave is a U of S College of Commerce Raj Manik Entrepreneur of the year award recipient - Business Administration program, and has completed the U of S Edwards School of Business Effective Executive program.  He has completed Aviation Law - Aircraft Purchase and Lease, with distinction from IATA Montreal, International Negotiation, with distinction from ITA Montreal, and Project Management for Aerospace Professionals from the University of Kansas.  David is currently the Sr. Director of Administration with the PotashCorp and was project lead for the new STARS Hangar and procurement of the STARS AW139 helicopter.


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Merin Coutts

Nominated by: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada

Merin. Coutts is the CEO of Merin Coutts Management Consulting where she specializes in organizational effectiveness, governance and strategic planning solutions. Prior to this she held a number of leadership positions in the Telecommunications, Cable and Broadcast industries including the role of Regional Manager for Shaw Communications Inc.’s Saskatchewan division. Her approach to business and relationships offers candid, insightful and practical applications to her clients. With grace and ease she leads a variety of stakeholders towards a place of consensus, commitment and greater cohesion.

Merin sits on a number of boards including: Saskatoon Airport Authority, where she serves on the Governance Committee and Chairs the Community Consultative Committee; SaskPower, where she serves on the HR and Governance committee; and Gardiner Dam Terminal, where she Chairs the HR and Governance Committee.

Previously Merin served on the SGI board of directors for a ten-year term and Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority for a four-year term; on both Boards she Chaired the Governance and HR Committee.

Merin holds a bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan as well as Chartered Directors designation and a Certified Professional Accountants (Certified Management Accountants) designation.


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Russel Marcoux

Nominated by: The Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344

After completing a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1973, Russel ventured into the trucking business. He is the Founder of Yanke Group of Companies and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. His commitment to excellence has resulted in many awards for the Yanke Group of Companies, some of which are Saskatchewan’s ABEX Awards, including Business of the Year in 2002, Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies from 1999 through to 2007, the Saskatchewan Labour Force Development Board Training for Excellence Award, The Queen’s Golden Jubilee award in 2002 for significant contribution to compatriots, the community and to Canada,  the Saskatchewan Transportation Hall of Fame in 2007, the SABEX Hall of Fame in 2007, and a 2016 induction as an Honorary Colonel for the 38th Combat Engineer Regiment.

Russel has always been a strong believer in giving back to his industry and his community. He served as Chairman and Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, as Director of Farm Credit Canada, as Chairman and Director of St. Paul’s Hospital, as Director for the Canadian Trucking Association, on the Board of Governors for Junior Achievement where Yanke was recently inducted into the JA Hall of Fame, and was a founder of Synergy Today, an organization dedicated to jobs for young people. He has also served on numerous fund raising committees such as the Children’s Health and Hospital Foundation, the United Way, The Saskatchewan Diabetes Association, St. Andrews College, St. Martin’s Church, Saskatchewan Special Olympics, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and Sherbrooke Homes.


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Orlo Drewitz

Nominated by: The Saskatoon Airport Authority

Orlo graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in 1991. He is a CPA, CA and a Private Business Partner with EY (“Ernst & Young LLP”).  Orlo provides tax, accounting and general business advisory services to a wide range of family-owned and private business clients.  

Orlo has extended his professional expertise, strong leadership and guidance to numerous organizations over his career.  Currently, in addition to being on the board of the Saskatoon Airport, Orlo serves on the Fund Development Council for LutherCare Communities.