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.


Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors


Mr. David Germany
Chairman, Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors
Protective Life Corporation

Ms. Bobbie Knight
Vice-Chairman, Birmingham Airport Authority Board of Directors
President, Miles College
Ret., Alabama Power Company

Mr. Chris Johnson, Stifel Public Finance

Mr. Robert Earl Kelly, Kelly Roadbuilders Inc.

Mr. Edgar Marx, Jr., Marx Brothers, Inc.

Mr. Bill Smith, Smith Ventures 

Ms. Darlene Wilson, Relay Accounting Management


Ex-Officio Member

  • Honorable Randall Woodfin, Mayor, The City of Birmingham


Executive Staff

Mr. Ronald F. Mathieu, C.M. 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Airport Authority


Ms. Cathryn Smith
Executive Assistant / Board Administrator

Mr. Jim Payne, C.M., A.C.E.
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. TJ Williams
Vice President of Air Service Development

Mr. Korey Campbell
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mike Thompson, C.M.
Vice President of Facilities

Mr. Cameron Thompson, A.C.E.
Vice President of Operations

Mr. Marcelo Lima, A.A.E
Vice President of Planning & Development

Ms. Ingrid Hairston, A.A.E
Vice President of Properties &  Business Development

Ms. Candace O’Neil
Public Relations & Marketing Manager



Contact Information

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