mark gale, A.A.E.
CEO/Director of Aviation
Broward County Aviation Department
Mark Gale assumed the position of CEO/Director of Aviation for the Broward County Aviation Department on March 28, 2016. In his role, Mark is responsible for the overall executive management and operation of Broward County’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL) and North Perry (HWO) Airports, including strategic vision development and the implementation of capital programs, financial performance, new goals and objectives.
Prior to his position as CEO/Director of Aviation for Broward County, Mark served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) from 2009 to 2016, and as the Deputy Director of Aviation for Operations and Facilities from 2000 to 2009. Mark held several other positions with PHL dating back to 1985, and he retired from the City of Philadelphia in January, 2016 after a nearly 30 year career.
Mark is an accredited member in the American Association of Airport Executives and currently serves on their Board of Directors. He also serves on the U.S. Policy Council in the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and currently presides as Chair of their Large Hub Airport Committee. Additionally, Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, as well as for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.
Mark has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions including: Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Sec. Ray LaHood “Man of the Year Award”, 2015; Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) “Executive of the Year”, 2012; American Society of Civil Engineers “Government Service Award”, 2012; and Pennsylvania Bureau of Aviation “Facility Manager of the Year”, 2003.
Mark holds a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.