Wasaya Group names new president
Wasaya Airways’ Tom Morris has been assigned acting president and CEO duties at Wasaya Group in addition to his ongoing leadership role at Wasaya Airways.
“My role is to get the transition ready for whoever is going to be the president/CEO of WGI in the future,” said Morris, president and CEO of Wasaya Airways for the past 12 years.
“I’m only there for the interim basis... we’re looking at about six months.”
Morris was appointed by the Wasaya Group board of directors after former Wasaya Group president and CEO Tom Kamenawatamin retired and acting president/CEO MaryEllen Thomas left Wasaya Group after 11 years of service.
Kamenawatamin and Thomas were both thanked by the board of directors for their years of service.
In addition to the president/CEO change, Morris said the chiefs of the Wasaya ownership communities have currently taken on the role of the board of directors for an interim basis of about six months to do some restructuring.
“The plan is to have a (new) board at a later time,” Morris said. “The chiefs are only there for an interim basis as well.”
Bart Meekis, chair of the board, said Morris demonstrated a good understanding and working relationship with all of the Wasaya Group of Companies during his 12 years at the helm of Wasaya Airways.
“The chiefs of the First Nations are overseeing this transition to ensure that the needs of our community members, our customers and our employees remain our priority,” Meekis said in a late August statement. “We, the Wasaya chiefs believe in the bright future of our companies, and are committed to make that happen.”
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