Airport Council International (ACI) has appointed Cheryl Marcell as its new director of communications and events.
Marcell will take up the role on 1 August and will be based at the new ACI World headquarters in Montreal, Canada.
She is currently the deputy director of marketing and public relations for the Sacramento County Airport System in California, where she has been since 2000.
Marcell says: “Strengthening the voice of the world’s airports and planning and executing high quality educational events worldwide is a challenge that I accept with great enthusiasm.”
During her time at Sacramento, Marcell has been responsible for air service development, legislative activity, media relations, public relations, and all marketing projects for the four airports in the airport system.
She has also previously served as the chair of the marketing and communications committee for ACI North America in 2009.
Marcell adds: “Our airport in Sacramento has very close ties with ACI World and the ACI North America Region, so I have a good working knowledge of the mission and values of our professional trade association.
“I look forward to working on all our initiatives on behalf of our airport members.”
Marcell will replace Nancy Gautier who declined to relocate to Montreal for family reasons when the ACI moved its headquarters there last month.