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 Sean Donohue

  Chief Executive Officer
  Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport


Sean Donohue serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, the third-busiest airport in the world. 

In his role as CEO, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the management, operation and future development of the Airport. As the chief executive officer of DFW Airport, Mr. Donohue manages an organization comprised of more than 1700 employees, as well as an annual operating budget of over $650 million and a $3 billion capital improvement program. Under Mr. Donohue’s direction, DFW Airport produces more than $31 billion in annual economic impact for the Dallas/Fort Worth region, and hosts more than 60 million passengers each year. 

Mr. Donohue joined DFW International Airport in October of 2013, following a distinguished 28-year career in the airline industry. 

Prior to his arrival at DFW, Mr. Donohue served for three years as the Chief Operating Officer for Virgin Australia Airlines, where he led day-to-day operations for Australia’s second largest air carrier.  Prior to that, Mr. Donohue served for 25 years with United Airlines in a variety of executive roles that included operations, sales and commercial startups. 

Mr. Donohue graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Economics, and is a native of Massachusetts. 

Mr. Donohue is married and has five children.


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