Leadership for the Future

The ambitious projects of ATLNext require tremendous commitment and investment from a wide array of stakeholders, and it is incumbent on our visionary leadership team to guide these efforts.

John Selden

Airport General Manager

John Selden is the Airport general manager. As the leader of the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, Mr. Selden oversees Airport operations as well as a multibillion-dollar capital improvement program that will pave the way for growth over the next 20 years.

Selden is a former Navy pilot who, among other assignments, served at the Pentagon and in Puerto Rico. After leaving active service, he flew commercially until taking his first airport management role at Republic Airport in New York, the third busiest airport in the state. He joined John F. Kennedy International Airport in 2008 and began serving as Deputy General Manager in 2014, overseeing areas including customer service, rail access, security, maintenance, finance, commercial development and physical infrastructure investment.

Selden was one of five finalists selected by a search committee led by UPS Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board David Abney and Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of The Home Depot Carol Tomé.

Selden’s appointment began Oct. 1, 2018.