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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 Saskatoon Airport is meeting the future needs of a larger community with an expanding economy.

CEO & 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 Saskatoon Airport Authority to strategically build corporate success and deliver Canada’s most valued airport experience.

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Susan Milburn

Nominated by: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada

Susan Milburn is a long-time resident of Saskatoon and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, earning a Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Business Administration degrees. She has been employed in the investment industry for many years, and currently serves as Vice President and Branch Manager for Raymond James Ltd.

Susan has served on many boards, both in the for-profit sector and in the charitable sector. She has experience at the board table with provincial crown corporations, a university, a municipal multi-purpose facility and serveral not-for-profit organizations, as well as experience gained as a pension plan trustee. In addition, she has volunteered as a mentor with leadership candidates in a Saskatoon based program, Raymond James Mentor program, and served as a member of an Advisory Council to Raymond James in the U.S. 

Susan has been included in Saskatchewan Business Magazine's annual list of 10 Most Influential Women, received the Alumni Service Award from the U of S Alumni Association, and been named a Woman of Distinction by Raymond James. 

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Kaylynn Schroeder

Nominated by: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada

Kaylynn Schroeder is a senior business leader with over thirty years of high profile leadership focusing on human resources and building capacity within organizations. She has been active in board governance for many organizations over the last several years, focused on managing risk. Very involved in the community, Kaylynn has served on several not-for-profit boards as a director and is currently serving as a director on the Royal University Hospital Foundation (RUHF) board and the Women Leading Philanthropy initiative at RUHF.

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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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Brian Heinrichs

Nominated by: Saskatoon Airport Authority

Brian Heinrichs is a Partner in Assurance and Advisory Services with Virtus Group LLP in Saskatoon.

With over 20 years of public practice experience, Brian has been focused on audit and financial reporting throughout his career and works with numerous financial institutions, private companies, and not-for-profit organizations throughout Saskatchewan.

Brian holds a Chartered Professional Accountant designation, a Chartered Accountant designation and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Winnipeg. Brian also facilitates Board training in the areas of governance and risk management. Brian is a member of the firm's Best Practices Committee (Chair) and Audit Services Group, as well as the Allinial Global Canadian National Standards Committee, and was involved with marking and content development of the national exam for the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada for 16 years. Brian previously served for six years on the Board of a private post-secondary college, including terms as Board Chair and Chair of the Audit and Finance committee.

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Tammy Van Lambalgen

Nominated by: City of Saskatoon

Tammy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Juris Doctor degree graduating from the University of Saskatchewan in 1993. Starting her career in Calgary, Tammy practiced law at a large firm before moving to in-house counsel at Shell Canada. In 2003, she returned to Saskatoon to join Orano Canada Inc. Since joining Orano she has enjoyed a variety of responsibilities leading to her current position of Vice President, Chief Corporate Officer overseeing human resources, legal, communication and corporate social responsibility. 

In addition to her role at Orano Canada, since 2013 Tammy has served on the Board of Directors of SaskPower, a Saskatchewan crown corporation, and currently is the Chair of the Governance and Human Resouces Committee. She is also the Chair of the Saskatchewan Mining Association and a Director at the Nutiren's Wonderhub, acting as Board Chair for three years. 

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Tara Reichert

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

Tara received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. She is registered to practice engineering in both Saskatchewan and British Columbia. 

She has 17 years experience in providing structural engineering services in the building sector. Tara was a partner in JC Kenyon Engineering and has recently started a consulting engineering practice, Levity Engineering & Consulting. Her past project experience as a lead structural engineer includes: West River Landing Development, Dakota Dunes Hotel and a variety of different procurement methods including fast track, design build and traditional design-bid-build. 

She is an active volunteer at the University of Saskatchewan at the College of Engineering and served as a sessional lecturer for the fourth-year course "Design of Reinforced Concrete." Since 2007, she has volunteered with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies | Saskatchewan in a variety of capacities including special procurement task force and as a member of the board of directors. 

Tara co-founded Female Engineers, Architects and Technologists (FEAT) after recognizing there was a need in our community for women in minority engineering and related technical fields to casually connect and converse with one another. FEAT currently has 200 members. 


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Todd Brandt

Nominated by: Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Let's start with the most important stuff first. Todd is married to Judy, a retired Registered Nurse. Together, they are enjoying the high quality of life found in Canada's most beautiful city, spending time with their six children and seven grandchildren. 

Todd has lived in Saskatoon for over 42 years, completing a University Honours degree in Ecology in 1982.

Todd is an experienced tourism professional with 36 years of leadership in destination management and tourism product development and innovation. Todd recently retired from his position as President & CEO of Tourism Saskatoon, where he served for 23 years. During that tenure he sat on executive committees for 52 national and international convention, sport, and cultural events, including Chair of Rendez-Vous Canada, our country's largest international Travel Trade Event. 

Todd participated in the Saskatoon Air Services Group for 17 years, 13 as Chair, and represented them on the Community Consultative Committee. Todd was a founding Director of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (now Sport Tourism Canada) and sat on the inagural Board for 4 years. Todd was honoured to receive the 2020 Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2017, Tourism Saskatchewan's Chairman Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Prior to Tourism Saskatoon, Todd worked for the Meewasin Valley Authority as Director of Public Programs. This included an exciting two years seconded to Wanuskewin Heritage Park leading up to its opening in 1992. 

Todd is now exploring his entrepreneurial interests and has co-formed a national group of Tourism professionals in a new venture - Destinate Group Limited. Destinate specializes in tourism business and strategic planning, governance, marketing, and public engagement consulting. In his spare time, he plans to drop four strokes off his current handicap!

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Lee Braaten

Nominated by: Greater Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

Lee Baaten, FCPA, FCA, is a Partner and City Leader with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) in Saskatoon.

With over 25 years in public practice, Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. Lee obtained his Chartered Accountant designation in 1986 and his Fellow Chartered Accountant designation in 2009. Lee has spent his career working with private companies and public entities providing assurance and related services to a variety of management, ownership and governance structures across many industries. He has worked with companies that have experienced mergers and aquisitions, divestitures, succession planning and transition, emerging business opportunities and financial challenges and difficulties. In addition, Lee has been part of the leadership of PwC managing the execution of strategic change and business transformation for the Saskatoon practice. 

Lee has volunteered his time with many boards and organizations including Past Chair of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan, Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Saskatoon Public Schools Foundation, Past Director of the Board of the Directors of the Saskatoon Club, and Past Member of the Senate of the University of Saskatchewan. Lee has also been a sessional lecturer in Introductory Auditing and Assurance in the undergraduate program at the University of Saskatchewan's Edwards School of Business.

Lee is presently serving as Tresurer to the Board of Directors of Saskatoon Community Services Village and The United Way of Saskatoon and Area. Lee is also enrolled in the Directors Education Program jointly presented by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Business Management. 

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Clint Weiland

Nominated by: City of Saskatoon

A life-long resident of Saskatoon and area, Clint received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in 1995 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1998, both from the University of Saskatchewan. With over 20 years of legal experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel, he has focused on providing strategic legal advice in areas of law including construction and large expansion projects, securities and corporate governance, aviation, real property and leases, occupational health and safety, and litigation.

Clint was engaged in providing legal support in the merger of PotashCorp and Agrium in 2018 to form Nutrien. He has served in various roles as in-house legal counsel with Nutrien for over 18 years. In his current role, Clint provides strategic legal support to Nutrien's Potash Business Unit and is a member of its leadership team. 

In additional to pension board experience, Clint has volunteered with the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon from 2007-2011 and Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada from 2016 to 2020. He also previously served as a member of Council for the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. 

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Chief Tammy Cook-Searson

Nominated by: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Saskatchewan

As a member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band (LLRIB), Tammy Cook-Searson was raised on the family trapline near Brabant Lake in Northern Saskatchewan. A fluent Cree speaker, Cook-Searson is exceptionally proud of her First Nations heritage, and is a strong advocate of culture, language, and maintaining strong ties to the land. At the age of 25, she was elected as a LLRIB Councillor, where she served three terms before being elected as the band’s first female Chief in 2005. Cook-Searson is currently serving her sixth conservative term with LLRIB.

As the Chief of LLRIB, Cook-Searson is President of Kitsaki Management Limited Partnership, which manages the bands economic development activities. The Kitsaki’s portfolio is diverse, with investments in insurance, engineering, mining, utility project management, environment, hospitality, transportation, and more. Kitsaki is committed to long-term, sustainable business growth and continues to develop opportunities that meet the appropriate profit, risk, and Band member employment criteria.

In recognition of her leadership to develop solutions for social challenges, advocacy for Indigenous issues, health living, and community service, Cook-Searson has been recognized with many awards, including: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business – Woman in Leadership Award (2021); Award Canadian Armed Forces Special Service Medal (2020); honorary Diploma of Business Administration from the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (2019); Louisa Sanderson Memorial Award, La Ronge Native Women’s Council (2019); Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce ABEX Award for Community Leader of the Year (2017); honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Regina (2016); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012); Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2006); and the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).

Cook-Searson serves as Board Director with multiple organizations, including: the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority Board, the Northern Inter-Tribal Health Authority, and the Assembly of First Nations. Her role as LLRIB Chief also means she is an active member of the Prince Albert Grand Council and the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations. As an active member of the Canadian Armed Forces with the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, she assists with Ground Search And Rescue (GSAR) operations in the region.

Driven by a strategic goal and collective vision of community, Cook-Searson played an instrumental role, while working with others, to lobby for funding to build a Wellness, Treatment and Recovery Centre in La Ronge. This Centre will provide northerners with timely access to mental health and addictions support services, while blending therapeutic treatment with traditional Woodland Cree teachings. This $16.1 million project is currently under construction in La Ronge, with completion slated for spring 2022.

Cook-Searson is involved in many cultural events and fundraising activities. She leads a healthy lifestyle and is an active member of her community.  Cook-Searson enjoys spending time with family and friends in the bush and on the lake. She loves berry picking, photography, running, and learning new skills; she is currently enrolled in a Master of Business Administration program.

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Mark Leach

Nominated by: Saskatoon Airport Authority

Mark Leach has lived in Saskatoon for the past 12 years and is currently the Vice President of Business Technology Services for Cameco Corporation where he is accountable for Cameco’s IT systems and Cyber Security program. Mark is also one of the senior leadership team members responsible for overseeing the implementation of Cameco’s Digital Transformation program.

Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce and holds an MBA from University of Wales. He has over 28 years experience providing strategic leadership and guidance pertaining to information technology and the implementation of cyber security governance. Mark brings broad business experience gained while working at senior levels in diverse industries such as banking and finance, oil and gas, energy, local and provincial government, education and mining. He has worked in a variety of countries including South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada.


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Barbara Crowe

Nominated by: City of Saskatoon

Barb Crowe was born and raised in Saskatoon. Travel is her passion and she has been in this industry for over four decades. 

Barb has worked in the retail, airline and tour operator sides of the business. She has been a Prairie Region Sales Representative with Canadian Holidays, Director of Sales and Marketing with Athabaska/Transwest Airways, and Business Development Manager with Transat Holidays. 

In 2008, Barb purchased Ixtapa Travel, Saskatoon. The business grew from a team of 3 to a team of 40 in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. In 2019, she sold her company to a publicly traded company, Flight Centre out of Australia. 

Barb’s experience on Boards include terms with WestJet Travel Agent Advisory Board and Tourism Saskatoon. Her most rewarding Board Experience was five years on the Ensemble Travel Group Board, representing over 800 Travel Agencies in North America and Australia. Barb served Skyxe for a number of years on the Community Consultative Committee and Air Services Group. She recently wrapped up a 10-year campaign with Global TV Saskatoon as their Travel Expert. 

Today Barb’s passion for travel has her hosting groups to various destinations.