Thorn Pozen has been appointed to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors.
Pozen is a partner in the law firm of Goldblatt Martin Pozen in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on advising public and private sector clients on local government, administrative law, and local and federal ethics issues. With more than 25 years of experience, Pozen has served as D.C. government’s chief ethics counselor, and chief Freedom of Information Act officer; special counsel, chief of staff and counsel to a D.C. Councilmember; and staffer for the former D.C. Financial Control Board. Pozen also serves on the boards of several nonprofits in the Washington, D.C. area.
Pozen earned his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College. He also graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law. Pozen lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two children.
He is an appointee of Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia, manages and operates Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Virginia. No tax dollars are used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17-member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.