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Angela Gittens

  • Gittens is regarded as one of the world’s leaders in airport management. Gittens was CEO of the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport.
  • She led the airport during a significant transition in the 1990s and during the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  • During her time, Gittens oversaw the modernization of air travel into the 21st century. Helping create new policies on security, passenger safety, and hiring standards, improving air travel, and making travel safer.
  • From 2008-2020, Angela served as Director General of ACI World (Airport Council International). She worked to unite airports and develop partnerships to improve airport performance in safety, security, environmental stewardship, and customer service further.
  • Gittens would also lend her expertise to many other projects in aviation, including the FAA management advisory committee, FAA Research, Engineering, and Development committee, and the JetBlue Airways Board of Directors.

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