Full & Founding Members are invited to a Fireside Chat with Sean Donohue, the CEO of the DFW International Airport
Thursday, February 22 | 5:00 - 7:00p
@ Thompson's Bookstore
DFW Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and that anniversary is a testament to the airport's enduring impact on Dallas, Fort Worth, and the entire North Texas region. It has supported job growth, economic development, and global connectivity. The Real Estate Council would like to invite Full and Founding/Sustaining members to a Fireside Chat with Sean Donohue, moderated by Joel Heydenburk, on February 22 to gain insights into the airport's past, present, and future.
Why You Should Attend:
Meet Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW
Sean Donohue serves as the Chief Executive Officer of DFW International Airport, the second
busiest airport globally for passengers and is ranked third busiest for operations. In his role as CEO, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the management, operation and strategic planning of the Airport.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is one of the world’s busiest and most connected airports. Celebrating 50 years of service in 2024, DFW is proud to be not only a major port for North America but also a vital community asset. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, it serves as a major economic engine generating jobs and attracting businesses. DFW is committed to providing exceptional customer service and in 2023 was named the best large airport for customer satisfaction in North America by Airports Council International. A leader in sustainability, DFW is the world’s largest and North America’s first carbon-neutral airport. In 2023, DFW Airport served over 80 million passengers and offered more than 250 global destinations.
Explore Future Development:
As we look ahead, DFW Airport remains a vital hub for our region. DFW Airport is also the largest carbon-neutral airport in the world and is globally recognized as a leader in sustainability. The airport has committed to achieving net-zero carbon status by 2030. DFW has become a major economic engine in North Texas, supporting over 600,000 direct and indirect jobs, amounting to a payroll of $38 billion. DFW also generates $24 billion in visitor spending each year along with $5 billion instate and local tax revenue each year.
Celebrate a Local Landmark:
DFW Airport has witnessed historic moments and significantly impacted our region's growth. Join us in celebrating this local landmark that has welcomed millions of travelers and contributed to our economy for half a century.
*For Full & Founding/Sustaining Members of REC of GFW ONLY
Chief Executive Officer
DFW International Airport
Sean Donohue serves as Chief Executive Officer of Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport. Under his leadership, DFW Airport became the second busiest airport globally for passengers and is ranked third busiest for operations. In his role as CEO, Mr. Donohue is responsible for the
management, operation and strategic planning of the Airport.
Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport connects the North Texas region with nonstop service to over 250 destinations on five continents and is consistently ranked among the best large airports for customer service.
Mr. Donohue joined DFW International Airport in 2013, following a 28-year career in the airline industry in various executive roles with Virgin Australia Airlines and United Airlines.
Mr. Donohue serves on the executive committee of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). In addition, he serves on the board of Atmos Energy and several boards for community organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth region.
Mr. Donohue graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Economics.