Candace McGraw | Chief Executive Officer

Candace McGraw, Chief Executive Officer, C.V.G.

Candace McGraw has been CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) since 2011. Under her leadership, the business has been transformed into a thriving, award-winning airport, as recognized by Skytrax, and an economic powerhouse generating $6.8 billion in annual economic impact for the Cincinnati region. Candace leads a team that has navigated crises and remains well-positioned for continued future success. She has led CVG’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic; completed a 2050 Master Plan Study; consolidated operations into renovated and expanded terminal facilities; diversified revenues through targeted cargo, land, and concessions improvements; finalized modernized Use Agreements with air carriers; introduced low-cost airlines to the airport; and grown startup businesses to support the airport and the Cincinnati region. CVG is the epicenter of e-commerce for the United States. Currently the 7th largest cargo operation in North America, the airport is home to the Amazon Air cargo hub and DHL’s Global Super Hub for the Americas, its second largest operation in the world.

Candace is a globally-recognized leader in the airport industry and serves on and in leadership positions for the following boards: Vice Chair for Airports Council International, World Board; Chair for Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board; National Aeronautic Association; U.S. DOT NextGen Advisory Committee; U.S. DOT Women in Aviation Advisory Board; Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board; Fifth Third Bank Cincinnati Region Board of Advisors; Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Northern Kentucky Tri-ED; OneNKY Alliance; Cintrifuse.


World Aviation Festival Day 2 @ 09:35

Keynote CEO Interview: How can innovation within the airport management structure open the door to change, business revolution, and further digital transformation?

World Aviation Festival Day 2 @ 09:50

Keynote CEO panel: How can airports use digital transformation to benefit, and to respond to the challenges of, the wider economy and environment for the next 5 years?

last published: 20/May/22 11:56 GMT

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