The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors. The Board establishes policy and provides direction to management, and its authority is plenary. Members of the Board are appointed by the Governors of Virginia and Maryland, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., and the President of the United States as follows:

  • The Governor of Virginia appoints seven Members, subject to confirmation by the Virginia General Assembly;
  • The Governor of Maryland appoints three Members;
  • The Mayor of the District of Columbia appoints four Members, subject to confirmation by the D.C. Council; and
  • The President of the United States appoints three Members with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.

Members' terms are for six years. and members can be reappointed once. The Board elects a Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary, annually.

Thorn Pozen 

Mark Uncapher

Judith N. Batty
John A. Braun
Taylor Chess
Albert J. Dwoskin
Brett Gibson
Michele Hagans
Katherine K. Hanley
Mamie W. Mallory
Timothy Poole
William E. Sudow 

J. Walter Tejada
Joslyn N. Williams

Vice President and Secretary
Felice Smith

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