Mark Gale

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Mark Gale currently is the CEO/Director of Aviation Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

Prior this role, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in December 2009. As CEO, Mr. Gale serves as the City's chief representative in local, state, national and international affairs, in marketing the Airport and improving air service. In this capacity, he is responsible for directing the planning, development and administration of all the activities of the City's Division of Aviation, including both Philadelphia International Airport and Northeast Philadelphia Airport and the management of about 800 Airport personnel. Mr. Gale served as Acting Director of Aviation from January 2009 to his appointment as CEO in December.

Prior to being named Acting Director of Aviation, Mr. Gale was Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations and Facilities since 2000. As Deputy Director, Mr. Gale led a group of managers directing the day-to-day critical airport functions, including all airport operations, and maintenance, safety/security, information technology, engineering design and construction. From 1996 to 2000, he served as the Airport's Operations Manager before being appointed Deputy Director. Mr. Gale originally began his career at the Airport in 1985 as an intern. After graduation, he returned to the Airport in early 1989 and has held a variety of positions during his tenure.

Mr. Gale holds a Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He is an accredited member in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and also serves on AAAE's Board of Directors. Additionally, Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania, as well as the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau's Board of Directors Executive Committee.