Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Deputy General Manager Miguel Southwell will serve as Interim General Manager in the wake of Louis Miller’s announcement that he will retire on Jan. 3, 2014.
Southwell returned to Hartsfield-Jackson to serve as Deputy General Manager in June 2013, following a 12-year tenure as the Deputy Director of Business for Miami International Airport. Prior to Miami, Southwell spent 11 years at Hartsfield-Jackson in numerous positions, including Interim Assistant General Manager for Business and Finance.
“I am confident Miguel Southwell will serve well in an interim capacity as we work to identify a successor capable of maintaining our airport’s position as the most successful passenger airport in the world. I wish Louis all the best as he returns home to Salt Lake City, Utah for the next chapter of his life. On behalf of the City of Atlanta, I am grateful for his service.”
Miller’s tenure began on September 27, 2010 and is notable for high-profile projects—including the opening of the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal—which have contributed to the Airport’s continued success and recognition as a first-in-class facility.
“Louis Miller has served my Administration with distinction for the past three years, and made sure Hartsfield-Jackson has maintained its status not only as the busiest passenger airport in the world, but also as the center of economic activity in our region,” said Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.“Under his leadership, the airport has expanded its capabilities with the opening of a new international terminal and strengthened its position as a leading cargo hub.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better place than Hartsfield-Jackson to end my career,” said Miller. “After 37 years in the aviation industry, it’s been a pleasure to serve at the world’s busiest airport and to prepare Hartsfield-Jackson for a prosperous future. Mayor Reed has been a tremendous supporter of the Department of Aviation and we owe him a debt of gratitude for allowing us to work together to improve the customer experience.”