Philadelphia International Airport is owned and operated by the City of Philadelphia. The Airport is totally self-supporting and does not use local tax dollars for its operation. Philadelphia International Airport is a major economic engine, generating more than $14.4 billion a year for the region’s economy and supporting more than 141,000 jobs in the region.
ROCHELLE CAMERON, Chief Executive Officer
Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron became Chief Executive Officer in January 2016. As CEO, Ms. Cameron serves as the City's chief aviation representative in local, state, national and international affairs. She is responsible for directing the planning, development and administration of all activities of the City's Division of Aviation, including both Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport, and the management of about 800 Airport personnel.
Ms. Cameron served on the Airport’s leadership team for the past five years. From December 2014 until her appointment as CEO, she had been the Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations. She came to PHL in 2011 when she was named Deputy Director of Aviation, Finance and Administration.
Previously Ms. Cameron spent 13 years with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA), which is responsible for operating and maintaining Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and the Dulles Toll Road, as well as constructing a 23-mile extension to the existing Washington, DC Metrorail System. During her tenure at MWAA, Ms. Cameron oversaw numerous financial and business departments for the Headquarters and at both Airports. Ms. Cameron’s experience also includes seven years as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force and one year as an Air Force civilian employee.
Ms. Cameron holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Auburn University at Montgomery. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia, and a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the Government Financial Officers Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors for LEADERSHIP Philadelphia and the Board of Trustees for Angel Flight East.
TRACY S. BORDA, Chief Financial Officer
Tracy S. Borda was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2016 after serving as Acting Deputy Director of Aviation, Finance & Administration since March 2015. She is responsible for the Airport’s financial operations including accounting, budget, rates and charges, debt management, grant management, capital program funding, audit, procurement, contract management, risk management and materials management. Ms. Borda joined Philadelphia International Airport in 1995 as the Internal Audit Manager and has held various positions of increasing responsibility including Assistant Director of Aviation and Airport Administrative Manager. Ms. Borda holds a BS degree in Finance from the Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Temple University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Government Financial Officers Association and the Finance Committee for Airports Council International - North America.
KEITH J. BRUNE, A.A.E., Deputy Director, Operations and Facilities
Keith J. Brune has served as Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations and Facilities since 2010. He is responsible for Operations, Security, Facilities Maintenance, and IT at PHL and for all operations at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Mr. Brune served as Acting Deputy Director, Operations and Facilities from August 2009 to his appointment as Deputy Director. Mr. Brune started his career with Philadelphia International Airport as an Airport Operations Officer in 1991. He has also held positions as Airport Operations Superintendent, Acting Facilities Maintenance Manager and Airport Operations Manager. Prior to joining PHL, Mr. Brune served 10 years in the United States Air Force involving flight operations with duty assignments in Arkansas, New Mexico, Republic of Korea and West Germany. He holds BS and Master of Aeronautical Science degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) with the American Association of Airport Executives. Mr. Brune is a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Transportation Management Association and the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania, a member of several committees for both the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Council International. He is also a former adjunct instructor of aviation classes for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Drexel University.
DIEGO RINCÓN, A.A.E., Deputy Director, Capital Development
Diego Rincón leads the Planning, Environmental, Design and Construction programs at PHL and PNE. He is an Accredited Airport Executive (AAE) and aviation professional with an international and domestic background in airport planning, design, operations, finance, program management and construction management. His experience includes over 20 years leading major airport programs in Washington, D.C., Dallas, TX., and Mumbai, India, and he has supported airport development work in Mexico, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Hungary and India. Mr. Rincón has served as a consultant and has held senior executive roles in airport management in both public and private sectors. He holds a BS in Aviation Management from Florida Institute of Technology.
JAMES TYRRELL, Deputy Director, Property/Business Development
James Tyrrell was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Aviation, Property Management/Business Development in 2001. He is responsible for all real estate related functions including the development, purchase, sale, use and lease of all Airport properties and facilities. He also oversees air service development, food, beverage and retail concessions, rental cars and other business development activities, including wireless Internet access, Airport advertising contracts and all airline agreements.
Additionally, his responsibility includes business development activities at Northeast Philadelphia Airport. He joined the Division of Aviation in 1987 and served as the Airport's Property Manager from 1993-2001. He is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and obtained his B.S. Marketing/Management from Saint Joseph's University in 1982. Mr. Tyrrell serves on Airports Council International-North America's Air Cargo, Commercial Management and Business Diversity committees.