Operation and Control
The City of Denver owns and operates Denver International Airport. Under the city charter, the management, operation and control of Denver International Airport is delegated to the city's Department of Aviation. Denver's mayor appoints a manager to direct the Department of Aviation, and the manager reports directly to the mayor.
Denver has designated the department as an "enterprise" as defined by the Colorado Constitution, and the department has the authority to issue its own revenue bonds or other financial obligations in the name of the city.
Read more in the City Charter. Search by keyword "aviation" or "airport system."
DEN has an Airport Management Advisory Committee to advise the airport and the Mayor about management, policy and strategic planning. The committee will further the airport’s efforts to sharpen its business focus and remain competitive in an evolving global industry.
Chief Executive Officer, Kim Day
General Counsel, Xavier DuRán
Chief of Staff, Cristal DeHerrera
Chief Operating Officer, Chris McLaughlin
Chief Commercial Officer, Patrick Heck
Chief Financial Officer, Gisela Shanahan
Chief Real Estate Officer, Darryl M. Jones