Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International has a new General Manager. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced yesterday John Selden will take control of the world’s busiest airport.
Selden comes from John F. Kennedy International in New York, N.Y., and brings with him years of experience managing large international Airports. J.F.K is the sixth busiest airport in the nation, and generates 1.1 billion in annual revenue, according to city materials.
A former Navy pilot, Selden served at the Pentagon and in Puerto Rico. After he left the service, he took his first management role at Republic Airport in New York. He joined the team at JFK in 2008 and was appointed to Deputy General Manager in 2014, the city shares. His appointment will become effective Oct. 1 and will require confirmation by the City Council.
“Hartsfield-Jackson is without question one of our city and state’s most valuable assets, with an annual economic impact of nearly $35 billion for metro Atlanta,” Bottoms said in a statement. “It has allowed our city to become a gateway to the world and it serves as a critical cargo hub for North America. I am excited that we have identified someone with the qualifications and passion of John Selden to lead our airport into the future.”