Kenney Announces Airport Leadership Team
PHILADELPHIA – In a statement, Mayor-elect Jim Kenney announced the leadership team that will serve alongside CEO Chellie Cameron at Philadelphia’s Airport. Diego Rincón will serve as Deputy Director of Aviation and Capital Development, Folasade Olanipekun-Lewis will serve as Chief Administrative Officer, Keith J. Brune will serve as Deputy Director of Aviation and Operations and Facilities, and Tracy Borda will serve as Chief Financial Officer.
Diego Rincón, Deputy Director of Aviation & Capital Development of Philadelphia International Airport
“I can’t think of anyone more qualified to lead our Airport’s capital development than Diego Rincón. He has managed airport construction and expansion in over a dozen different cities and countries, and his engineering expertise makes him all the more prepared to handle the tasks ahead. I look forward to working with him.”
Diego Rincón will serve as Deputy Director of Aviation and Capital Development. In his role, he has direct involvement in capital improvement projects with the Airport’s tenants and internal departments, ensuring safety and quality. Rincón oversees major construction and engineering projects, introducing new, progressive approaches to engineering management and execution. Rincon is an Accredited Airport Executive (“A.A.E.”) and aviation professional with an international and domestic background in planning, engineering, airport operations, program management and construction management. His experience includes over 20 years leading and contributing to major airport programs in Washington, D.C., Dallas, Texas, and Mumbai, and he has supported airport development work in Mexico, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Hungary and India. Rincón has served as a consultant and has held senior executive roles in airport management in both public and private sectors.
Sade A. Olanipekun-Lewis, Chief Administrative Officer of Philadelphia International Airport
“Sade is a financial dynamo whose executive expertise will surely benefit her as Chief Administrative Officer of the airport. Though I’m sad to see her leave Council, I’m excited to see her transition into this new role.”
Folasade (Sade) A. Olanipekun-Lewis will serve as Chief Administrative Officer of Philadelphia International Airport. Olanipekun-Lewis currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for City Council President Darrell L. Clarke. In this role, she is responsible for providing a wide variety of financial and programmatic support to the Council President and members of his legislative body. This includes facilitating the councilmanic annual review of the City of Philadelphia operating and capital budgets and five-year plan. She also provides executive project oversight on councilmanic initiatives and special projects covering a broad range of municipal activities, including the Actual Value Initiative (AVI), a proposed divestiture of the Philadelphia Gas Works, Aviation five year capital enhancement program (CEP), and fiscal matters of the School District of Philadelphia. Previously, Olanipekun-Lewis served as Director of Finance for the City of Birmingham, Alabama, City of Philadelphia Deputy Commerce Director for Finance and Administration, the Chief Financial Officer for the School District of Philadelphia, and Philadelphia City Treasurer. She completed secondary school in Nigeria, West Africa; obtained an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Graduate Center, City University of New York; a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law; and a Master degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, Fels School of Government.
Keith Brune, Deputy Director of Aviation & Operations and Facilities of Philadelphia International Airport
“The airport plays a vital role in making Philadelphia a world-class city. That’s why it’s so important to have people like Keith Brune, with a long-term commitment to serving those at the airport appointed to its management. I look forward to seeing how Keith continues to welcome travelers to Philadelphia. ”
Keith J. Brune will continue to serve as Deputy Director of Aviation, Operations & Facilities. Brune is responsible for all operations, security, facilities maintenance, IT and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport. Brune served as Acting Deputy Director, Operations and Facilities, from August 2009 to his appointment as Deputy Director. He started his career with Philadelphia International Airport as an Airport Operations Officer in 1991. He has also held positions as Airport Operations Superintendent, Acting Facilities Maintenance Manager and Airport Operations Manager. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Aeronautical Science degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and is an Accredited Airport Executive with the American Association of Airport Executives. Brune is a member of the Board of Directors for the Delaware County Transportation Management Association and the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania, a member of several committees for both the American Association of Airport Executives and Airports Council International and has been a speaker at national and international aviation conferences.
Tracy Borda, Chief Financial Officer of Philadelphia International Airport
“I’m looking forward to Tracy Borda’s continued budget expertise and leadership at the airport. She has been a vital resource at the airport, and I have no doubt that she’ll continue to flourish in this role.”
Tracy Borda will serve as Chief Financial Officer of Philadelphia International Airport. In this role she is responsible for the airport’s financial operations, including accounting, budget, rates and charges, and debt management. She also oversees capital program funding, audit, procurement and contract management, enterprise risk management and materials management. Previously, Borda was Assistant Director of Aviation, where she oversaw the preparation of the annual financial statements, led the internal audit unit and was responsible for the administration and funding of the Airport’s capital program, including the issuance of airport revenue bonds, managing the debt portfolio, securing grants, and managing investor relations with bond rating agencies, underwriting firms, and financial and legal advisors. Borda holds an MBA from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. She is a licensed CPA in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the finance committee of Airports Council International-North America, the Government Finance Officers Association, Women in Transportation, American Institute of CPAs, and Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.