Management Team

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.

MARK GALE, A.A.E., Chief Executive Officer

Mark Gale was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in December 2009. As CEO, Gale serves as the City's chief representative in local, state, national and international affairs, in marketing the Airport and improving air service. In this capacity, he is responsible for directing the planning, development and administration of all the 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. Mark served as Acting Director of Aviation from January 2009 to his appointment as CEO in December

Prior to being named Acting Director of Aviation, Mark was Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations and Facilities since 2000. As Deputy Director, Mr. Gale led a group of managers directing the day-to-day critical airport functions, including all airport operations, and maintenance, safety/security, information technology, engineering design and construction. From 1996 to 2000, he served as the Airport's Operations Manager before being appointed Deputy Director. Mr. Gale originally began his career at the Airport in 1985 as an intern. After graduation, he returned to the Airport in early 1989 and has held a variety of positions during his tenure.

Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is an accredited member in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and also serves on AAAE’s Board of Directors. Additionally, Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors for Airports Council International - North America, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the U.S. Travel Association.

ROCHELLE CAMERON, Chief Operating Officer

Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron was appointed Chief Operating Officer in December 2014. She is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations including facility operations and maintenance, information technology, asset management and planning, engineering, security, finance and budget, property and concession management, human resources, contracts and procurement, and the disadvantaged business enterprises program.

Prior to her appointment as COO, Ms. Cameron was Deputy Director of Aviation, Finance and Administration from June 2011 when she came to PHL after 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 Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters degree in Business Administration 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 is the Vice Chair of the Finance Committee for Airports Council International (ACI) – North America, and a member of ACI World’s Economics Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors for LEADERSHIP Philadelphia and the Board of Trustees for Angel Flight East.

KEITH J. BRUNE, Deputy Director, Operations and Facilities

Keith J. Brune was appointed Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations and Facilities, in October 2010. He is responsible for all Operations, Security, Facilities Maintenance and Engineering. 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. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Aeronautical Science degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is an Accredited Airport Executive with the American Association of Airport Executives. Mr. Brune is a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Transportation Management Association, a member of several committees for both the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Council International and has been a speaker at national and international aviation conferences. 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 of Aviation, Capital Development
 
Mr. Rincón is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) and aviation professional with an international and domestic background in planning, engineering, program management and construction management.  His experience includes over 20 years leading and contributing to major airport programs in Washington, D.C., Dallas, TX., and Mumbai, and he has supported airport development work in Mexico, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Hungary and India. He has served as a consultant and has held senior executive roles in airport management in both public and private sectors.  In his role as Deputy Director of Aviation, Mr. Rincón works closely with CEO Mark Gale and PHL’s senior leadership team to continue advancing the Airport’s Capacity Enhancement Program.  In addition, he has direct involvement in capital improvement projects with the Airport’s tenants and internal departments, ensuring safety and quality.  He oversees major construction and engineering projects, introducing new, progressive approaches to engineering management and execution.
 
JAMES TYRRELL, Deputy Director of Aviation, Property/Business Development
 
Mr. Tyrrell was appointed to the position of Deputy Director of Aviation, Property Management/Business Development in February 2001. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Airport's Property Manager from 1993-2001 and as an Airport Properties Assistant (1987-93) after joining the Division of Aviation in 1987. He is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia and obtained his undergraduate degree (B.S. Marketing/Management) from Saint Joseph's University in 1982. Mr. Tyrrell is directly responsible for all real estate related functions including the development, purchase, sale, use and lease of all Airport properties and facilities. In addition to all real estate matters, he also oversees air service development, food, beverage and retail concessions, rental cars and other business development activities related to and including wireless Internet access, Airport advertising contracts and all airline agreements. Additionally, all business development related activities at Northeast Philadelphia Airport, Philadelphia International's reliever airport, are also his responsibility. Mr. Tyrrell serves on Airports Council International-North America's Air Cargo, Commercial Management and Business Diversity committees.
 
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