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December 01, 2015

CEO of Philadelphia International Airport will retire

Mark Gale joined company as intern in 1985, rose to CEO in 2009

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The CEO of the Philadelphia International Airport will be retiring after three decades at the company and six years as Chief Executive, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported.

Mark Gale managed around 800 airport personnel as he oversaw planning, development and administration in the city's division of aviation. Mayor Michael Nutter announced Gale's retirement Monday, praising him for keeping the airport "on pace to address the need's of today's air travelers."

Highlights of his tenure include a massive modernization and expansion program and welcoming five new airline carriers to the airport.

Gale first interned at the airport in 1985 and rose through the ranks to become CEO in 2009. He will retire in early January.

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