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First Past Chair

Mark E. Gale, A.A.E.
Chief Executive Officer & Director of Aviation
Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Mark Gale assumed the position of CEO/Director of Aviation for the Broward County Aviation Department in March 2016. In his current role, Mark is responsible for the overall executive management and operation of Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) and North Perry (HWO) Airports, including master plan and strategic vision development, implementation of capital improvement programs, financial metrics and performance, internal and external business relationships, operational efficiency and guest experience initiatives. Prior to his arrival in Broward County, Mark served as the CEO of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) from 2009 to 2016, and as the Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations and Facilities from 2000 to 2009. Mark held several other positions with PHL dating back to 1985, and he retired from the City of Philadelphia in January 2016. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.