Canadian Airports Council
Daniel-Robert Gooch is president of the Canadian Airports Council, where he oversees operations at the Canadian division of Airports Council International-North America. The CAC’s 54 members are responsible for about 95% of the commercial air traffic in Canada. Daniel was promoted to president after serving five years as director of communications and policy. He has more than 20 years’ experience in association management, public affairs and communications, particularly in the commercial aviation sector. Prior to joining the CAC, he was publisher and editor of Commercial Aviation Today, a Montréal-based daily electronic news publication for airline industry executives around the world. After founding the publication in 2003, Daniel built its readership to 8,700 airline industry leaders on nearly every continent. He also was involved in marketing, media relations and event planning for the publication’s parent company. Previously Daniel working in business-to-business communications for financial technology communications for a team based in Atlanta, Ga. Daniel is an honours graduate in political science and history from Concordia University in Montréal.