Top 40 Under 40: Michael Crockatt

Michael Crockatt joined the Ottawa International Airport Authority as vice president, Business Development & Marketing in July 2006. Crockatt’s responsibilities include strategic planning, marketing new air services for Ottawa to passenger and cargo airlines, commercial development within the terminal and on airport lands, customer service, airport planning, government relations, parking, ground transportation, and passenger facilitation.

Crockatt is very active within the tourism and transportation industries and other business groups. He is the chair of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada Board of Directors. He is also the immediate past-chair of the Board of Directors with Ottawa Tourism, and is the chair of the organization’s Tourism Development Council. He serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors with the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.

With the Canadian Airports Council, Crockatt is a past-chair of the Air Policy Committee, and participates on two committees with the Airports Council International-North America (Marketing & Communications Committee, and Commercial Management Committee).

In 2012, Crockatt was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, recognizing his contributions to Canada. At the 2011 Ottawa Tourism Awards, Crockatt was named Tourism Volunteer of the Year.

In 2010, he was a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal 40 Under 40 Awards, and in 2003, he was named Chairperson of the Year by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce for his leadership of the chamber’s Transportation and Logistics Committee.

Immediately before joining the airport authority in Ottawa, Crockatt was the director of Marketing for cargo and passenger services with the Winnipeg Airports Authority.

He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, with a Master’s degree focusing on the aviation industry and regional economic development.