Dean Black is responsible to the National Executive Council (Board of Directors) through the National President, for implementing the policies and directives of the National Executive Council; advising the National Executive Council on the effectiveness of the Association’s policies and procedures; maintaining liaison with applicable government agencies and departments relevant to the activities of the Association; and, organizing and supervising the conduct of National Annual General Meetings and National Executive Council meetings. He is also responsible for liaising with all levels of the Association, working through Group and Wing Executives as required.
Dean retired from the Canadian Forces in January 2007, as a Lieutenant-Colonel, after 30 years of service as a tactical helicopter pilot and senior defence analyst. His last flying responsibilities were as Commanding Officer 403 (Helicopter) Operational Training Squadron, in Oromocto, New Brunswick. He has a B.Sc. (Applied) and a M.A. (War Studies) from the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston, Ontario.
Rose joined the staff in 1999, bringing very respectable retail and product development skills to the Association. Products are an important part of the Association, especially where regalia is concerned. Members join associations to share a common identity and experiences. In the Air Force Association of Canada the experiences shared more often relate to the years of service members have given to their country and community. Rose is aware of this important and she takes great care advising on the kinds of products members might like, in order to help project their identity. Additionally, Rose is committed to high-quality service and responsiveness. We are proud to have Rose on our team
The Air Force Association of Canada benefits from the talents of the association’s incumbent accounting and corporate records staff member. Wenjun brings years of accounting and business experience to the Association. she earned a B.Sc. (Electrical Engineering), a B.Comm. (Business Administration) and a Diploma/Certificate in Quality Control. Her cogent financial advice informs development of annual budget proposals for the association’s Board of Directors, and her quarterly reports apprise the Directors on the progress being made on all budget line items, as the year unfolds. Wenjun also serves as Treasurer to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association Trust Fund Board of Trustees. Wenjun is always available to discuss issues and challenges Wing and Group Treasurers may experience, during their tenure.