Chellie Cameron, CEO
Philadelphia International Airport | Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron was appointed 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 the operation of the Airport System and 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. She also oversees the management of airport personnel. As of June 30, 2020, there were approximately 792 Division of Aviation employees, 164 Police Department, 70 Fire Department, 19 Law Department and 24 Office of Fleet Management persons employed by the City's Division of Aviation.
Ms. Cameron has served on the Airport’s leadership team since 2011. From December 2014 until her appointment as CEO in January 2016, she was the Chief Operating Officer responsible for overseeing all day-to-day operations. She began her tenure at PHL when she was named Deputy Director of Aviation, Finance and Administration in June 2011.
Before joining PHL, Ms. Cameron had 13 years' experience working for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA). Her 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. She completed her military service in 1998 as an active duty Captain.
Ms. Cameron holds a B.A. degree in Political Science with a special concentration in economics and philosophy 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 Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
Ms. Cameron serves on the Board of Directors’ Executive Committee for Airports Council International-North America, the National Policy Committee of AAAE, and the Boards of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau and the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic and Community Advisory Council.