- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia’s next mayor has announced his choice for the CEO of Philadelphia International Airport.

Mayor-elect Jim Kenney says in a statement Thursday that Chellie Cameron will start the job in early 2016.

Cameron has served on the airport’s leadership team for the past five years and currently is Chief Operating Officer. Before coming to Philadelphia, Cameron spent 13 years with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. Cameron also served as an officer in the United States Air Force for seven years. Cameron holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from Auburn University at Montgomery.

On Monday, Mayor Michael Nutter announced Mark Gale would be stepping down from his CEO post in early 2016

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