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Board of Commissioners

Norfolk International Airport is operated by the Norfolk Airport Authority. The Norfolk Airport Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an independent autonomous agency of the City of Norfolk. The Authority is governed by a Board of Commissioners consisting of up to nine members appointed by Norfolk City Council for four-year terms, and an Executive Director overseeing day-to-day operations.

The meetings of the Board of Commissioners are held at 1:00 P.M. in Norfolk Airport Authority’s Board Room in the Conference Center as posted below unless changed or canceled by a vote of the Board. Special meetings may be called at any time. The schedule of meetings and meeting information is posted below.

PETER G. DECKER, III, Esquire
Chair – Attorney, The Decker Law Firm

SUSAN PILATO
Vice Chair – Principal, PC&A Business Environments

MICHAEL B. BURNETTE
Treasurer – Founder & Managing Partner, Burnette Development

JOEL ENGLISH, Ph.D
Commissioner – Executive Vice President, AIM Centura College

PEGGY H. NEWBY
Commissioner – CFO/Chief Operations Officer, Fort Norfolk Plaza Medical Associates, LLC; COO/Administrator, NSU Spartan Health Clinic; Vice President, The James E. Newby, Jr. M.D. Foundation

CHARLES “CHIP” ROCK
Commissioner – Rear Admiral, USN, Retired-Navy Region
Mid-Atlantic

BRUCE B. SMITH
Commissioner – Real Estate Developer, Bruce Smith Enterprises, LLC

Norfolk Airport Authority executive staff consists of the following individuals

MARK PERRYMAN
President and CEO and Board Secretary

MARK A. TRANK
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

STEVEN C. STERLING
Executive Vice President, Chief of Staff and Board Assistant Secretary