The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority announces several key appointments to the leadership team.
Christopher Paolino has been named vice president of strategy and operational performance, leading long-term business strategy and strategic alignment of operations for Reagan National and Dulles International airports. Paolino began his career with the Airport Authority nearly a decade ago, in 2013, as a Media Relations Program Manager, before taking on leadership roles within the Department of Technology . Since March 2018, he has held the position of Assistant Vice President of Strategy, Business Transformation and Performance, overseeing a team of analysts responsible for the Airport Authority’s long-term strategic planning, as well as managing and improving the main business back-office of the organization. resource planning system. Prior to joining the Airports Authority, Paolino worked in the legislative and executive branches, including as Deputy Director of Communications at the US Department of the Interior. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from William & Mary.
Paul B. Bobson joins the leadership team as vice president of airline business development, where he will oversee the development and implementation of new airline services at commercial airports in Washington, DC. Bobson joins the Airport Authority from Omni Air International, where he served as Director of Business Development and Marketing, directing all non-traditional business activities and trade marketing. Previously, he worked in air service development programs for the State of Maryland, focusing on Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Baltimore, as well as McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation business administration and a master’s degree in aviation business administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Bernice Lemaire-Harvey has been appointed vice-president of the Audit Office. Previously, she served as Chief Auditor in the Office of Benefits Administration of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, as well as senior audit positions with the US Government Accountability Office, Federal Home Loan Bank and the Office of Inspector General of the Securities and Exchange Commission. . Lemaire-Harvey has also worked with the US Senate Ethics Committee and major accounting firms. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland Global Campus, numerous professional certifications, and is a certified public accountant.