The Birmingham Airport Authority appoints Sylvester Lavender as Interim CEO

Birmingham, AL – On Saturday, July 29, 2018, the Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors’ appointed Sylvester Lavender to serve as the Birmingham Airport Authority’s Interim CEO during a special called Board of Directors Meeting.

Lavender will begin to serve as the Authority’s Interim CEO on August 1st, 2018.  He will serve in this position until a new CEO is hired to lead the organization.  During his tenure with the organization and under the guidance of past leadership, Lavender worked to cut costs across the organization, negotiated with airlines and car rental agencies to financially position the organization to do well moving forward. Lavender is a Birmingham native, a graduate of Woodlawn High School and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.  In 2000, he earned his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation.

During the July Board of Directors’ meeting, Directors’ decided to halt the ongoing search for CEO until a new board was seated.  The Birmingham Airport Authority typically meets once a month to discuss general airport business, next board meeting is tentatively scheduled for August 20th, 2018.

The Birmingham Airport Authority was created in 1986, to manage and grow the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.