Taylor Chess has joined the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board of directors. He is an appointee of the governor of Virginia for a term expiring in November 2026. 

Headshot of board member Taylor Chess.

Chess is the president of development for The Peterson Companies and serves on the company’s investment committee. 

Prior to joining The Peterson Companies, Chess was senior vice president of investments at Regency Centers, where he established the mid-Atlantic and northeast offices. During his eight-year tenure, he developed 11 shopping centers valued at approximately $660 million and assisted in the acquisition of 140 commercial properties. 

Chess studied at California State University, Northridge. He serves on numerous philanthropic boards and committees including Joe Gibbs’ Youth for Tomorrow, Fairfax County’s Sports Tourism Tax Force and the Fairfax Founders Board.

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.