Donald MackenzieDonald C. Mackenzie, CD, CMM, 1959 BCom, 2003 LLD (Honorary), has made his mark nationally and internationally as both a military and business leader. His rise through the ranks of the Canadian Armed Forces culminated with his promotion to Lieutenant General and his appointment as Deputy Commander in Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the highest international appointment for a Canadian Air Force officer. After more than 36 years in the Canadian Forces, Mackenzie retired and went on to serve for 12 years on the board of directors with the Mexico City and Miami-based PanAmerican Beverages Inc, an international bottling company that distributed Coca-Cola products in Mexico, and Central and South America. In addition, he contributed his unique insights into military, economic, and political issues on the board of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.
A strong supporter of the University of Alberta School of Business, Mackenzie has served as an Executive in Residence, and he established the Donald and Margaret Mackenzie Undergraduate Teaching Awards for Teaching Excellence.
Mackenzie is a 2003 recipient of the University of Alberta Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni Award.