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Porter continues to strengthen board of directors

16th April 2009 - 16:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Porter Airlines has announced the appointment of former US Ambassador David Wilkins to its board of directors.

Ambassador Wilkins is currently a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, in Greensville, South Carolina, and chairs the Public Policy and International Law practice group, which focuses primarily on representing businesses on both sides of the US–Canadian border and offers experience on a wide range of strategic bilateral issues.

"We are privileged to be the first company Ambassador Wilkins has chosen to associate with since finishing his term in office earlier this year," remarked Porter's chairman Donald Carty. "We can't think of anyone better to provide insight and guidance at the board level as Porter builds its presence in the US."

"I'm delighted to be continuing my close association with Canada in this role with Porter Airlines," said Wilkins. "Porter represents the entrepreneurial spirit that so many Canadian and US businesses have been built on over the years. The company provides an important link between our two countries, facilitating commerce and tourism."

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Wilkins practised law for 34 years in Greenville and has extensive experience in civil litigation and appellate practice.

The appointment comes just two weeks after Jim Little, former Bombardier Aerospace vice-president of communications and marketing, and current chief brand and communications officer for the Royal Bank of Canada took a place on the Porter board.

Little has also served as SVP corporate marketing at BCE/Bell, as VP marketing and communications at Alcan Aluminum and as VP and general manager at GPC – an Omnicom Company.

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