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For Immediate Release
November 14, 2012

Airports Authority Board Elects 2013 Officers

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors has reelected Michael Curto as its Chairman and reelected the Honorable Thomas Davis III as Vice Chairman and Quince T. Brinkley, Jr. as Secretary for 2013.

Michael Curto
Curto was appointed to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board in 2011. He is the Deputy Chair of the Business Department of Patton Boggs LLP, a global law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. Curto also is a member of the firm's Management Committee and head of the firm's ERISA and Employee Benefits practice, representing corporate, nonprofit and government sponsors of pension and welfare benefit plans, and insurance companies in all aspects of retirement, health and compensation issues. He currently is the Chairman for the Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Committee for Montgomery County, Maryland and a member of the Annual Fund Committee for the Georgetown Preparatory School, which he previously chaired. He has served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Family Caregivers Association. He is an appointee of the Governor of Maryland.

Tom Davis
Davis was appointed to the Board in 2010 and has served as Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority since April 2011. He is the Director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte LLP. Davis represented Fairfax County as an elected official for 29 years at the local and federal levels. From 1979 to 1992 he served as the supervisor for Mason Magisterial District. From 1992 to 1994 he served as chairman of the county board, after which he represented the 11th Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. Congress until his retirement in 2008. During Davis’ congressional tenure, he accumulated a number of legislative accomplishments important to the National Capital Region. These include the D.C. Control Board Act, the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, which resulted in the closure of Lorton Prison, and the National Capital Transportation Amendments Act, which authorized much needed capital reinvestment in the Washington Metro system. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia Law School. Davis is an appointee of the Governor of Virginia.

Brinkley was first elected Vice President and Secretary to the Airports Authority in 2008. Brinkley comes to the Airports Authority with a distinguished career in public and private service and has extensive experience in banking, airport consulting, real estate development and finance. He has worked for the City of Chicago in the Office of Management and Budget and has served as a Senior Airport Consultant with Unison Consulting Group, Inc. in Chicago, where he provided consulting services to airports across the nation. Brinkley has also worked in the real estate development and finance arena in the Washington, D.C. region, Atlanta, Ga. and Charlotte, North Carolina with the Urban Residential Development Corporation, the Freddie Mac Corporation and Wachovia Securities. He is a graduate of Morehouse College and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. 

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority was established in 1987 by the governments of Virginia and the District of Columbia to manage and operate Washington’s Ronald Reagan National and Dulles International airports, which together serve more than 40 million passengers a year. The Airports Authority also operates and maintains the Dulles Airport Access Road and the Dulles Toll Road and manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail system into Loudoun County, Va. No taxpayer money is used to operate the toll road, which is funded by toll revenues, or the airports, which are funded through aircraft landing fees, rents and revenues from concessions. The Silver Line construction is funded by a combination of toll-road revenues, airport contributions and federal, state and local government appropriations. The Airports Authority is led by a 17- member board of directors appointed by the governors of Virginia, Maryland, the Mayor of Washington, D.C., and the president of the United States.