Carter Mann, COPA’s director of government affairs and communications, has been named to Wings Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40 in the aviation industry. The magazine, which works with Seneca College in producing the list, says the list “recognizes exceptional young leaders influencing the direction of Canadian aviation and aerospace,” and has representation across the spectrum of aviation careers. “This diverse group represents industry innovation and vision, corporate development, entrepreneurial leadership and pure passion for the vast world of aerospace.”

Mann, 30, joined COPA in January of 2017 coming off a stint on the communications staff of former B.C. Premier Christy Clark. He’s also held positions in various federal government departments including press secretary for the Department of National Defence and the Canada Revenue Agency. He’s also an experience pilot and flies a Nanchang CJ6.