Toronto Port Authority Appoints Vice President Communications and Public Affairs

JOC Staff | Jan 24, 2014, 10:50 AM EST

TORONTO, Jan. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Geoffrey Wilson, President and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority, is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Wilson to the position of Vice President Communications and Public Affairs, effective immediately.

In this role Wilson will be responsible for planning, developing and implementing effective communication strategies and robust public affairs programs that will increase awareness of the Toronto Port Authority, its activities and its position on key issues that affect stakeholders and the community at large.

Wilson joins the Toronto Port Authority from Astral Media where she served as Vice President of Communications for the past nine years. Prior to joining Astral, she held senior positions at Alliance Atlantis, Look Communications, PricewaterhouseCoopers and American Express.

Wilson holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Western Ontario (now Western University) and a Master of Arts degree in Communications, Culture and Public Policy from York University. She is a former board member of the AV Preservation Trust, Canadian Women in Communications and Youth Media Alliance, and a past recipient of the IABC Gold Quill Award for Excellence in Communications Management.

About the Toronto Port Authority (

The Toronto Port Authority (TPA) owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport in 2012, the Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto's largest freshwater marina. The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999, as a government business enterprise under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.