Paul Puopolo serves as Executive Vice President of Innovation at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. He leads DFW’s Innovation function to identify, assess, and drive the collaborative development of new solutions and business models to create new growth and competitive advantage. Mr. Puopolo joined the DFW staff in August 2018. Mr. Puopolo is an experienced “intrapreneur” with multi-industry innovation, emerging technology, and direct to consumer background. Throughout his career he has built and led corporate innovation teams within large, complex organizations. Prior to DFW, he served as the VP Innovation at MetLife Inc., VP of Business Innovation & Development at Highmark Inc., and Director of Consumer Innovation at Humana Inc.. In these roles he was accountable for developing business innovation strategies and portfolios and their strategic implementation to increase profitable growth, improve the consumer experience, and champion an innovative culture. Mr. Puopolo served as an active duty officer and pilot in the U.S. Navy (retiring after 22 years of service) and holds Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Science from Villanova University and a Masters degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School.