The Wayne County Airport Authority (WCAA) board has appointed Genelle Allen to sever as interim CEO. Allen will hold the role while the board implements a transition plan to replace WCAA’s current CEO, Joseph Nardone.
In the role, Allen will lead the WCAA – the independent governmental entity tasked with management and operation of Detroit Metropolitan (DTW) and Willow Run (YIP) airports. While serving as interim CEO, Allen will be on an unpaid-leave of absence from her role as chief operating officer for Wayne County.
Commenting on her appointment, Allen said, “I look forward to working with the board and my former colleagues and newer members of the WCAA team during this transition. Together, we will ensure we’re providing a world-class passenger experience, investing in our employees, operating safe and secure airports, and maintaining a competitive cost structure, while creating opportunities for job growth in our state.”
In December, Nardone announced he accepted a position as president and CEO of the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, stepping down from his role at WCAA on January 15. Allen will begin serving in her new role from January 16.