PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) CEO Chellie Cameron has been named a recipient of the Most Admired CEO awards by the Philadelphia Business Journal. Cameron, who has been the CEO of PHL and Northeast Philadelphia Airport since 2016, was honored with a select group of local executives at a reception at the Union League.
The Business Journal received nearly 100 nominations from a broad range of industries for this year’s Most Admired CEO awards. An editorial team selected a group of 25 local executives for the sixth class of awardees. According to the Business Journal, “Honorees are established leaders with a strong record of innovation in their field, outstanding financial performance, a commitment to quality, a strong vision, a commitment to diversity in the workplace and contributions to Greater Philadelphia.”
“I am humbled to receive this recognition by the Business Journal,” Cameron said. “I am proud to lead an amazing leadership team at PHL, which embraces the ideals this honor represents and works every day to achieve these goals. I also congratulate my fellow executives who were recognized by the Business Journal.”
In her role as CEO, Cameron oversees the planning, development and administration of all activities for PHL, which generates $16.8 billion in annual spending to the regional economy and accounts for more than 106,000 jobs within the region. Cameron has made enhancing the customer experience, improving current Airport facilities and building for the future her top priorities.
Cameron has been a member of the PHL leadership team since 2011 and has also served as the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Director of Finance and Administration. Previously, Cameron spent 13 years with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and served for 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 service in 1998 as an active duty captain.
Cameron serves on numerous boards and advisory groups at the international, national and local level. Her leadership roles in the aviation industry and local community reflect her passion for the role airports play in connecting communities with the world, growing local economies, and developing diverse and inclusive employee teams.