PHL Leaders Offer Expertise to Aviation, Transportation Industry Organizations

The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) Senior Leadership team is made up of professionals in a variety of areas including airport operations, business, finance, law, human resources and more. In addition to their jobs at PHL, many leadership team members offer their expertise to aviation and transportation related organizations as members of boards and committees.

“Having members of the PHL leadership engaged in the aviation and transportation community is a positive thing for the members, the airport and the boards and committees of the organizations they serve,” said airport CEO Chellie Cameron. “The industry benefits from their knowledge and insight, the airport fortifies its ties to the industry and stays in step with trends, and the members strengthen relationships and build on their expertise.”

As may be expected, Cameron sits on several industry affiliated boards and committees: the Airports Council International World Board of Directors; the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) Board of Directors, where she is the newly-elected Chairperson of the U.S. Policy Committee; the U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors, where she is Vice Chair of the Gateway Airports Council; the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Policy Review Committee; the Airport Cooperative Research Program’s Oversight Committee; and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) Board of Directors. Cameron also participates in the Executive Women in Aviation group. 

Other senior team members and their board/committee affiliations include:

Keith Brune, Chief Operating Officer: Board member, Delaware County Transportation Management Association and the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania; Aviation Advisory Committee, ACI-NA Facilitation Committee

Soledad Alfaro, Chief Administrative Officer: ACI-NA HR Steering Group

James Tyrrell, Chief Revenue Officer: ACI-NA Air Cargo Subcommittee

Tracy Borda, Chief Financial Officer: ACI-NA Accounting and Finance Work Group, ACI-NA Finance Steering Committee

Chris Dougherty, Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations and Security: AAAE Operations, Safety, Planning and Emergency Management Committee, AAAE Academic Relations Committee, Hub Airports Winter Operations and Deicing Conference Committee

Api Appulingam, Deputy Director of Aviation, Capital Development: President-Elect, Philadelphia Chapter, Women’s Transportation Seminar; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Chair, Northeast Chapter, American Association of Airport Executives

Kathleen Padilla, Deputy Director of Aviation for Diversity: Chair, Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program; Member, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Committee of the National Transportation Research Board

Delicsha Wilds, Deputy Director of Aviation, Human Resources: ACI-NA HR Committee

Kate Sullivan, Director of Marketing and Branding: Philadelphia Global Identity Partnership Governance Committee

Stephanie Wear, Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services: ACI-NA Air Policy Working Group, Co-Chair; Steering Group, ACI-NA Air Service Committee; and ACI-NA Air Cargo Subcommittee

Joe Messina, Senior Advisor to the Executive Team: ACI-NA Legal Affairs Committee, ACI-NA Legal Steering Group

Jason Sankey, Security Manager: Steering Group, ACI-NA Public Safety and Security Committee

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