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Two construction projects will impact traffic to and from Denver International Airport (DEN) this week.

Inbound Peña Blvd. lanes (heading to DEN) between Tower Rd. & the RTD bridge will be restored to their pre-existing, permanent alignment. A right inbound lane closure will be in effect from approximately 8 p.m. on May 28 to 4 a.m. on May 29. Additionally, crews will replace a damaged overhead electronic message board sign on May 28 and 29 on outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN). Work is expected to start around 10 p.m. on May 28 and finish around 4 a.m. on May 29, and again around 10 p.m. on May 29 to 4 a.m. on May 30. At approximately 1 a.m., between Tower Road and E 56th Avenue, a slow rolling closure of Peña Boulevard traffic will be implemented for less than 10 minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced. Crews will be transporting and setting bridge girders on E-470 over outbound Peña Blvd. (leaving DEN) between 11 p.m. on May 30 until 6 a.m. on May 31. Between Jackson Gap Street and E-470, approximately once every hour, slow, rolling closures of Peña will be implemented for approximately seven minutes. Speeds will be significantly reduced during this time.

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Denver International Airport Announces New Chief Financial Officer and Two Other Key Financial Positions


DENVER – March 15, 2021 – Today, Denver International Airport (DEN) announced the addition of three new senior leaders to its finance organization.

Sylvester Lavender will join DEN serving as its new Chief Financial Officer. Lavender brings over 20 years of experience in finance and as an executive in the public and private sector. In his prior roles at the Birmingham Airport Authority, which operates Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, Lavender served as Interim CEO and directed the finance, parking and concession departments.

During his time at the Birmingham Airport, Lavender successfully completed the financial management of a $201 million bond-financed Terminal Modernization Project. He also managed a multimillion-dollar rental car facility project, the creation of an airport vehicle charging station and the development of a compressed natural gas station. Lavender’s considerable experience also includes his roles as a financial consultant to the Columbus Airport Commission, Vice President of Finance and Accounting for Markstein Consulting, Financial Officer, managing capital projects for UAB Hospital, President of the Jefferson Community Development Credit Union, and accountant with Banks, Finley, White & Co CPAs.

Mike Nakornkhet will serve as DEN’s new Deputy Chief Financial Officer. He has 20 years of experience in the aviation sector, most recently as the Acting Managing Director of Finance at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), where he oversaw capital finance, budgeting and financial planning & analysis in delivering SFO’s large-scale Capital Improvement Plan. Prior to joining SFO, Nakornkhet worked for United Airlines, Northwest Airlines (now Delta) and United Technologies Corporation.

Chayot Ing-aram will serve as DEN’s Senior Vice President (SVP) for Financial Planning. Most recently, Ingaram was the Budget and Financial Analysis Section Manager for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). His prior position was the Director of Financial and Portfolio Management for the Commercial Development Group at LAWA and he served in other roles there as well.

“We are delighted to welcome these three experienced and talented finance professionals to DEN,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “They will ensure we maintain DEN’s strong financial position while we navigate our recovery from the pandemic.”

Lavender, Nakornkhet and Ing-aram will all begin their new roles at DEN on March 30.

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