The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) has appointed former postmaster general John Potter as its new president and CEO.
The former postmaster general will join the airport authority on 18 July.
Charles Snelling, chairman of the board of directors at MWAA, said: “Jack is the right person at the right time to meet the challenges of building Metrorail in the Dulles Corridor and improving the Dulles Toll Road to promote mobility and economic development for our region.”
Potter has spent the last 10 years as postmaster general, where he managed an organisation with more than 500,000 employees and led the transformation of the US Postal Service.
He said: “The core reason I accepted this challenge is because I believe the airports authority can do more to grow the economy of this region than almost any other organisation. Our two great airports and the rail system to Dulles are extraordinary job creators.”
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports, which combined served more than 40mppa in 2010.
The airports authority also operates the Dulles Toll Road, an 8–lane, 14–mile highway in the Dulles Corridor of Northern Virginia and is currently constructing the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a 23–mile rail extension of Metrorail system to Fairfax County, Dulles International Airport and beyond to Loudoun County.