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Kim Day has led Denver International Airport as CEO since April 2008, appointed by both then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, followed by now-Mayor Michael B. Hancock. Under her guidance, DEN has become the nation’s sixth-busiest airport, the region’s most powerful economic engine, generating more than $26 billion annually, and the top-rated U.S. large airport by passengers, per SkyTrax.
She is heading a redevelopment of DEN’s iconic, tented Jeppesen Terminal that will modernize the facility, improve its security model and increase its capacity.
She also lead the completion of the airport’s original vision: adding a hotel and train station, including the 519-room Westin hotel and a commuter transit station serving RTD’s bus network, as well as the A Line commuter rail, which runs between the airport and Denver Union Station. Under her guidance, DEN has built a robust network of more than 185 non-stop destinations served, including an ever-growing list of international cities.
With more than 35 years of experience, Ms. Day previously served as executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. Before assuming the top position, she oversaw the agency's design and construction programs. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, Ms. Day practiced architecture for more than 20 years.