Miguel Southwell, a native of Antigua and Barbuda, was named aviation general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in May 2014. He has more than two decades of aviation management experience.
At Hartsfield-Jackson, the busiest airport in the USA, Mr. Southwell managed the conclusion of the Airport's food and beverage concessions expansion, one of the largest expansion projects in the global airport industry. He also is leading the ATL team in executing a forward-thinking Master Plan that will chart the course of Airport development for the next 20 years.
Further, Mr. Southwell has set a list of priorities that include enhancing the guest experience at Hartsfield-Jackson, expanding air cargo capacity, building a robust, job-creating international air service development program and several other initiatives - all aimed at strengthening the Airport's impact on the economy and making Hartsfield-Jackson an even larger force in the global aviation market.
Mr. Southwell is the former deputy director of business for Miami International Airport and four Miami-Dade County general aviation airports. During his 12-year tenure in Miami, he was responsible for generating more than $700 million in annual revenue from a wide variety of airport businesses.
Prior to his service in Miami, Mr. Southwell spent 11 years at Hartsfield-Jackson in numerous leadership positions, including as interim assistant general manager for Business and Finance.
Mr. Southwell chairs the Airports Council International (ACI) Fund Council that provides training to airport professionals in developing countries. He served six years on the ACI World Governing Board and is a Past President of its Latin America and Caribbean Region. Mr. Southwell is a member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. He serves on the Metro Atlanta Chamber Board of Advisors, and he is a board member of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau.