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ATL executives assume leadership positons within aviation organizations


By Scott Henry

Considered experts in the field of aviation, Hartsfield-Jackson leaders are sought after around the globe to share best practices.

In 2014, four ATL senior managers and executives will step into leadership roles within the aviation industry’s premier trade associations.

Aviation Interim General Manager Miguel Southwell has begun a two-year term chairing the ACI-Fund Council. The ACI-Fund is an arm of ACI (Airports Council International), and it is charged with funding professional development training for airport officials in developing countries.

Southwell has held several positions with ACI, including serving on the ACI World Governing board, and he was president of ACI-Latin America and the Caribbean.

This year marks the start of Aviation Assistant General Manager Richard Duncan’s term as chairman of the ACI World Security Standing Committee. Duncan assumes this role after serving as the Committee’s vice chair.

Duncan, who heads DOA’s Public Safety and Security, will lead the Committee’s study of security in airport design, screening and access control. Additionally, this committee will focus on contingency planning for natural disasters and measures to combat biological and chemical threats to aviation.

The ACI-NA (North America) Marketing and Communications Committee’s new chair is Aviation Marketing and Stakeholder Engagement Director Myrna White. White recently served as committee vice chair where she played a prominent role in organizing ACI’s 2013 Marketing and Communications conference in Atlanta.

The Marketing and Communications Committee provides professional support and educational opportunities for member airports in air service and business development, marketing, public affairs, customer service and community relations.

Aviation Audit Manager Levert Hood is the new chair of the ACI-NA National Business Diversity Committee. Hood will be responsible for the Committee’s work to assist member airports in developing effective Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and small business programs.

Hood also serves on the board of the Airport Minority Advisory Council. Prior to that appointment, he chaired the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) Diversity Committee.

Interim GM Miguel Southwell


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