Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE) CEO Chellie Cameron has been elected to serve as chair of the U.S. Policy Council for Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada.
“It is an incredible honor to serve the members of ACI-NA in this role,” said Cameron. “I look forward to a fresh start in 2021, and I’m excited to partner with our new administration to make an impact on how airports recover and grow.”
A United States Air Force veteran and Certified Public Accountant, Cameron brings a diversity of perspectives to her role as a leader and advocate. She serves on the Boards of Directors for the U.S. Travel Association, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia, and the Global Philadelphia Association. She was recently also named Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Economic and Community Advisory Council.
The U.S. Policy Council is the policy making body for federal government programs, legislation, and regulations affecting airport operators. The Council sets ACI-NA's government relations activities to represent and advocate the interests of U.S. airports before Congress and the administration, particularly the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
“Chellie will play a key role in working to advance airport priorities and promote commonsense solutions to the immense challenges confronting our industry,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke.
As chair of the ACI-NA U.S. Policy Council, Cameron will build consensus among her peers and articulate their priorities to the administration, Capitol Hill and the full aviation industry. Chief among the Council’s focus areas is securing adequate relief funding, which will be critical as airports work to keep infrastructure safe, operational and ready for the future.
Cameron succeeds Rick Tucker, CEO of Huntsville International Airport, who will continue serving as the Immediate Past Chair of the U.S. Policy Council.