Wayne County Airport Authority confirms appointment of CEO

Board of directors of Detroit-based Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) has announced the confirmation of Chad Newton as Chief Executive Officer, the company said.

WCAA operates Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run airports. On Nov. 28, 2018, the board voted unanimously to appoint Interim CEO Newton to serve as CEO.

Newton is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and certified by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.). He is one of approximately 500 airport executives in the United States and the first WCAA CEO to hold this title.

Newton is a United States Army veteran who served tours of duty in Seoul, South Korea and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Newton joined the Wayne County Sheriff´s Department as a Deputy Sheriff.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed nearly 35 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the world´s leading air transportation hubs. With service from 14 scheduled passenger airlines, Michigan´s largest airport offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents.