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Gerry Bruno

Vancouver Airport Authority
Vice President, Federal Government Affairs
Gerry Bruno, Vice President, Federal Government Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority, leads the advocacy program for federal government policy development to support the Airport Authority’s strategic objectives.

Gerry Bruno began his airport career in 1974 with Transport Canada and went on to be Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning for the newly created Vancouver Airport Authority in 1992. From 1997 to 2013, Gerry was CEO of the InterVISTAS Consulting Group before rejoining Vancouver Airport Authority in 2013.

Gerry played a major role in advocacy efforts that led to the Canada-U.S. Open Skies Agreement in 1995, and advanced a number of passenger facilitation and security initiatives, including In-Transit Preclearance, Transit Without Visa and CANPASS. While at InterVISTAS, Gerry Bruno was actively involved in the 2001 Canada-US Preclearance Agreement, co-authored the Perimeter Clearance Strategy in 2002, and worked on a number of airport facilitation initiatives, including Automated Border Clearance (ABC).

Gerry is currently the Canadian Co-Chair of the Beyond Preclearance Coalition, Board Director and Secretary-Treasurer of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre, Member of the Advisory Board for the Woodrow Wilson Center-Canada Institute, and Immediate Past Chair of the Canadian Airports Council Facilitation Committee.

Gerry Bruno is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Marketing Major) from The University of The State of New York and an MBA in International Management from Asia Pacific International University.

My Speakers Sessions

Monday, July 22

2:45pm PDT