US' Atlanta City Mayor Kasim Reed announced (13-Sep-2010) the appointment of Louis Miller, former Executive Director and CEO of Tampa International Airport, as the new Aviation General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. As Executive Director and CEO of Tampa International Airport from 1996 to Apr-2010, Mr Miller oversaw, managed and developed the airport system, which included three general aviation facilities: Peter O Knight, Plant City and Tampa Executive Airports. During his tenure at Tampa International, he oversaw USD1.1 billion in capital improvements, recruited competitive airline services to achieve below average domestic airfares and doubled passengers to more than 19 million a year, before the recent recession dropped 2009’s total to 17.2 million. [more]
City of Atlanta: “I am pleased that Louis Miller has agreed to partner with me and the City of Atlanta in our efforts to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as the world’s busiest passenger airport and enhance its role as the primary economic engine for the region. Under the experienced leadership of Louis Miller, I am confident that the airport’s safety, security and amenities for passengers will improve dramatically. I look forward to working with him to grow the airport’s international cargo operations and to complete the construction of the International Terminal. Louis brings more than 30 years of experience to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the City of Atlanta. His leadership at other major airports in Tampa and Salt Lake City will help us develop and maintain aviation operations that are second to none. Atlanta is a leading international city, and I am pleased to bring this level of talent and management acumen to the city.” Kasim Reed, Mayor of the City of Atlanta. Source: Company statement.