Birmingham Airport Authority


Established in 1931, The Birmingham Airport has been welcoming travelers to The Magic City and serving as Central Alabama’s gateway to the sky for more than 80 years.  Governed by the Birmingham Airport Authority since its establishment in 1986, the airport has evolved into a catalyst for growth and economic development for the entire region.  In 2008, the airport was renamed Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport to honor the world-changing legacy of late Birmingham civil rights activist Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.

Mr. Miguel Southwell
Interim President and CEO, Birmingham Airport Authority (Feb.1st)

Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors

  • Mr. Michael H. Bell, Chairman
  • Mr. Chris Johnson
  • Mr. Robert Earl Kelly
  • Mr. Edgar Marx, Jr.
  • Mr. John McMahon, III
  • Ms. Aaisha Muhammad
  • Mr. G. Ruffner Page, Jr.



Ex-Officio Member

  • Honorable Randall Woodfin, Mayor, The City of Birmingham


Birmingham Airport Authority

  • Ms. Kem Bryant, Esq., Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel


Executive Staff

  • Ms. Leslie Williams-Murray, Director of Administration Services
  • Mr. James Ray, Jr., P.E., Director of Engineering and Development
  • Mr. Mike Thompson,C.M., Director of Facilities
  • Mr. Sylvester Lavender, CPA, Director of Finance
  • Mr. Jim Payne,C.M., Director of Operations and Planning
  • Ms. Michele Porter, Parking Operations Manager
  • Ms. Toni Herrera-Bast, APR, Public Relations and Marketing Manager


Contact Information

Birmingham Airport Authority
5900 Messer Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
205-599-0538 fax