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Steve Smith

Steve Smith


  • B. Math, University of Waterloo
  • M.B.A., McMaster University


Steve Smith has been the President of five airlines in Canada, including WestJet, Air Canada’s ZIP, Air Ontario and West Wind. In addition, he was the Senior Vice President, Customer Experience for Air Canada, where he was responsible for the 14,000 employees who touched the customer. Steve is currently retired, though he is the Chair of West Wind Aviation and is on the Safety and Quality Committee of Mt. Sinai Hospital. In addition, he spent 9 years on the Scarborough Hospital Board, where he was the Chair of the Board for 3 years.

Steve is an Executive-in-Residence at both McMaster’s DeGroote, and Western’s Ivey Schools of Business. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics and from McMaster University with an MBA. He lives in Unionville.