THE LEADERSHIP OF DENVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS CHANGING. LONGTIME CEO KIM DAY IS RETIRING LATER THIS MONTH. HER TENURE HAS LASTED 13 YEARS AND SAW RAPIDLY RISING PASSENGER NUMBERS... AND LARGE-SCALE EXPANSION PROJECTS AT THE AIRPORT.
WE'RE CHECKING IN WITH D-I-A C-E-O KIM DAY ON OUR LIVE LINE.
-- Day hasoverseen DIA for half of its history since it opened in 1995. She has been CEO for 13 years. July 16th is her final day.
--She took over during the Great Recession, but was oversaw increased passenger numbers and revenue.Prior to the pandemic, DIA ranked as the nation’s fifth-busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic.
-- Day attributed thedecision to step down in part to surviving cancer in recent years. She said she also felt confident about the stability of several expansion projects underway as part of a $3.5 billion capital program.
-- She advocated for major projects throughout her tenure... Including the$770 million terminal renovation that hit major turbulence in 2019 with city leaders’ decision to terminate the original contracting team. The project was revamped and resumed with a new set of contractors and a reduced scope.