McKee heads airport affairs at ATA

The Air Transport Association has announced that
Laura A. McKee will be joining ATA as managing director, airport
affairs.In this role, McKee will be responsible
for the association’s airport relationships and will act as liaison
between airports and airlines on a variety of important issues.

“Laura is a highly talented individual with a broad range of experience
in dealing with the many complex airport issues facing airlines. She is
widely respected for her management skills and will be an enormous asset
to ATA and our passenger and cargo airline members,” said James C. May,
ATA president and CEO.


McKee currently is the director of risk management for Centerplate,
Inc., where she is responsible for the company’s risk-management
programs, including insurance, safety and security functions. She has 10
years of airline and related experience, having previously held key
management positions as regional director of airport affairs for US Airways and as managing director investor relations and director of
corporate real estate and airport affairs for Trans World Airlines.
McKee also was senior consultant for Unison-Maximus, Inc., and an
attorney with the law firm of Evans and Dixon.



        She holds a J.D. degree from the Washington University
School of Law and a B.S. degree in business administration from
Villanova University.