Two new board members bring experience and leadership to DFW International Airport’s Board of Directors
DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – Two prominent business leaders from the Dallas-Fort Worth area have been appointed to the DFW International Airport Board of Directors. Michael Sorrell of Dallas began serving on the DFW Board in March, and Francisco Hernandez, Jr. of Fort Worth began his term of service today.
Michael Sorrell is president and chief executive of Victor Credo, LLC, a Dallas-area public affairs and sports management consulting firm. Mr. Sorrell has a background as an attorney and public policy strategist, and from 1997-98 he worked in the White House as the Special Assistant to the Executive Director of the President’s Initiative on Race.
Mr. Sorrell replaces Jerry Haynes, who had served on the DFW Board of Directors for eight years beginning April 30, 1998, and his term concluded on January 31. During his tenure, Mr. Haynes served as the Board’s Vice Chairman, in addition to serving as chairman of the Finance, Retirement and Minority Ad-Hoc committees at various junctures. Mr. Haynes helped shape DFW’s direction through some of the most challenging times in the Airport’s history, including the events of 9/11 and the conclusion of the Airport’s $2.7 billion Capital Development Program.
In addition to running his law firm in Fort Worth, Francisco Hernandez, Jr. also serves as an associate municipal judge and as a Commissioner on the Texas Ethics Commission. Mr. Hernandez has previously served on Vicente Fox’s campaign for President of Mexico, and he has helped bridge the gap between Mexico and U.S. as an expert in the area of international relations and politics.
Mr. Hernandez replaces Santiago Salinas, a Fort Worth attorney who served on DFW’s Board starting in September of 2000, including a stint as the Airport Board’s Vice Chairman in 2005-06. Mr. Salinas’ leadership was invaluable in helping steer the Airport’s recovery post 9/11, lending his expertise on a variety of issues from security to legal matters.
“Santiago Salinas was a valuable member of our board and provided more than five years of distinguished service to our city and this region,” said Mayor Moncrief. “He served on this board through some tough decisions and some tough votes. He served our community well.”
Both new members’ terms on the Board expire in January of 2008.
About DFW International Airport: Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world’s third busiest, offering nearly 1,900 flights per day and serving 59 million passengers a year. DFW International Airport provides non-stop service to 131 domestic and 36 international destinations worldwide. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.