Executive Vice-President, Operations
"It is an honour and a privilege for me to be part of the WestJet family! I am proud of the passion WestJetters have for providing guests with excellent value - a safe, fun, remarkable guest experience at an affordable price. Our focus on caring for each other and our guests sets us apart, and will continue to make WestJet successful."
Cam became WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Operations in November 2015. In this role, Cam is responsible for WestJet's Guest Experience teams (Contact Centre, Airports, and Inflight), Flight Operations (including the Operational Control Centre), Technical (Maintenance) Operations, and Continuous Improvement.
Cam joins WestJet from Mountain Aviation in Denver, Colorado, where he continues to serve as Executive Director for the company’s Board of Directors. Prior to Mountain Aviation, Cam served WestJet in the same role he’s currently in as Executive Vice-President, Operations from 2011 to 2013. Before joining WestJet in 2011, Cam was with Lynx Aviation, a Frontier Airlines’ regional airline in Denver, Colorado, where he served as president and chief operating officer. Prior to Lynx Aviation, Cam held a variety of positions at Frontier Airlines including Director of Flight Operations Training, Chief Pilot, and subsequently Vice-President, Flight Operations, from 2000 to 2008.
Cam graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 where he obtained his bachelor of science in political science. He obtained his master of arts degree in international affairs from American University that same year.
He then served in the United States Navy from 1986 to 1994 in a variety of positions including pilot training officer; safety officer, mission commander and standardization pilot. He also attended the Aviation Safety Officer School at the Naval Postgraduate School in 1993 and obtained his juris doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1997.
Born in San Jose, Costa Rica, Cam then spent his teen years in Pound Ridge, New York, and was stationed in several locations while serving in the United States Navy.
Cam and his wife, Drew, have three daughters, Caitlin, Hannah and Addy, and a grandson, Eli. Cam's favourite WestJet destinations are Nashville (where Hannah lives) and any island in the Caribbean!