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Keynote Speaker - May 2018

Khaled Naja - Executive VP Infrastructure & Development for DFW International Airport

Topic: Update on DFW Airport's Infrastructure

Khaled Naja

Khaled Naja serves as Executive Vice President for the Infrastructure & Development Division of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He oversees the Design, Code & Construction, Commercial Development, Energy, Transportation & Asset Management and Planning departments. His responsibilities include directing all aspects of development at DFW, including master planning, engineering, a $3 billion capital improvement program, construction work, and commercial real estate development. More specifically, Mr. Naja provides key leadership support to help guide the overall strategic planning of the Airport; the development, acquisition, leasing, and commercial property management of the Airport’s property and facilities; and the design and construction of facilities in fulfillment of the Airport Master Plan.

Mr. Naja is an experienced senior executive and professional engineer with cross-industry expertise in infrastructure operations and construction management. His professional career includes serving as Vice President in the Aviation Division for Parsons Corporation and as Chief Operating Officer of the Chicago Department of Aviation. In that role, Mr. Naja was responsible for the daily management of facilities maintenance as well as for airside and landside operations at O’Hare International Airport. He also had managerial oversight over design and construction, noise, sustainability and environmental compliance at both O’Hare and Midway International Airports, including the $6.6 billion O’Hare Modernization Program (OMP). Mr. Naja’s previous experiences include construction management responsibilities on the OMP and the Washington Dulles International Airport capital development program.

Mr. Naja is a registered professional engineer licensed in Illinois and Virginia. He holds a Master of Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia.