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Denver International Airport CEO Phil Washington Inducted Into 2023 APTA Hall of Fame

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DENVER – Aug. 24, 2023 – Denver International Airport’s (DEN) CEO, Phil Washington, will be inducted into the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding leadership, unwavering dedication and transformative contributions to the public transportation industry. The ceremony will take place in October of this year.

The APTA Hall of Fame was established in 1983 and is a prestigious accolade that celebrates distinguished organizations and leaders with awards for their vision, leadership and commitment to public transportation.

“It is an honor to be one of the six recipients inducted into the American Public Transportation Association Hall of Fame,” DEN CEO Phil Washington said. “I have always been focused on making a lasting impact in the industry by lifting up the people who work hard every day to make our transportation systems run effectively. People development is my passion and I have and will continue to champion fairness, equity and opportunity.”

Throughout his esteemed career, Washington has consistently advocated for inclusive, accessible and environmentally conscious transportation solutions, and recently was named by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg as one of 24 members of the Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity. His passion for innovation and his ability to foster collaboration have led to transformative changes that have improved the lives of countless passengers and commuters.

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