Executive director and CEO
Metropolitan Airports Commission
When Atlanta-centric Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson calls your airport the best-run in the world, it’s a compliment not to be dismissed. Jeff Hamiel has put MSP at the top of the list, despite weather that offers endless challenges, a facility whose core dates from the early 1960s and lack of the soaring architecture and amenities that make airports modern destinations. MSP just works. Its flaws are the constraints of its modest footprint and age. The challenge Hamiel faces is convincing the region’s decision makers to continue to invest in MSP’s competitiveness and to be able to see 25 years out to define the airport’s future.