The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Thursday appointed Carl Schultz as interim vice president for airline business development, succeeding Mike Stewart, who has been named vice president and manager of Washington Dulles International Airport.
Schultz joined the Airports Authority in June to strategically manage the Airports Authority’s efforts to attract new air service and passengers, focusing on relationships with United Airlines—the largest carrier at Dulles International—and other Star Alliance airlines, as well as potential new airlines around the world.
Prior to joining the Airports Authority, Shultz worked as an air service development senior executive for the Houston Airport System in Texas, where he was responsible for Houston’s air service strategies in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. He has also held air service development positions with the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority in Nevada and the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in business administration in aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
“The Airports Authority is fortunate to have someone of Carl’s experience and expertise in this position while we work to identify a permanent successor for Mike Stewart, who we congratulate on his new assignment at Dulles,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer Jerome L. Davis. “We are confident in Carl’s ability to lead our efforts to bring new airlines and destinations to Dulles International, further solidifying its position as the Washington region’s premier gateway to the world.”
Schultz and Stewart will assume their new roles in early December.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road and also manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail public transit system through Fairfax County and into Loudoun County, Virginia. More than 45 million passengers a year pass through the two airports.