DFW Airport may name new CEO on Thursday

Posted Monday, Jul. 08, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Dallas/Fort Worth Airport may name its new CEO as early as Thursday.

An agenda on the airport’s website says the DFW board is to discuss the selection of a new CEO at its meeting Thursday morning. Jeff Fegan, who has been CEO for the past 19 years, plans to retire Sept. 1.

The agenda includes two action items for the board to “approve the appointment and employment of the chief executive officer” and to “approve compensation” for the new CEO.

Airport spokesman David Magana declined to comment Monday.

On June 24, the board met in closed session at the airport to discuss the search process. The board hired executive search firm SpencerStuart to help with the search.

Fegan, 59, announced his retirement in January. During his tenure, the airport opened a new international terminal, a rental car facility and the Skylink transportation system. He also helped negotiate the end of the Wright Amendment flight restrictions at Dallas Love Field, which will expire in October 2014.

The airport is in the midst of a $2 billion renovation project to upgrade Terminals A, B, C and E. The first renovated section of Terminal A opened in March.

Andrea Ahles, 817-390-7631 Twitter: @Sky_Talk

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