New MAC Vice President of Management and Operations

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) this week named Chad Leqve as the new Vice President of Management and Operations. Chad has worked for the MAC during the past 22 years managing environmental and aircraft noise issues.

“Chad is uniquely qualified to lead the MAC’s Management and Operations Division,” said MAC Chief Operating Officer Roy Fuhrmann. “Over the course of the past two decades, Chad has focused on airfield runway use, capacity and safety; environmental leadership; stakeholder engagement; and bringing airlines, the Federal Aviation Administration and community leaders together to address concerns collaboratively. A licensed pilot, Chad knows airport operations from both a professional and user standpoint. And his commitment to innovative problem solving will provide a competitive edge in keeping our airport system among the nation’s best.”

As vice president, Chad will oversee a division that includes the MSP Operations Director’s Office that includes Field Maintenance and Airside Operations, Landside Operations, Facilities, Terminal 2 Operations, and the community relations and daily operations of the six MAC reliever airports.

“The leaders and employees in the MAC’s Management and Operations Division are a true testament to what makes this organization an industry leader,” Leqve said. “I am honored and excited to partner with them and our airline and federal partners in continuing the MAC’s tradition of excellence at MSP and the reliever airport system.”

A graduate of St. Cloud University with a bachelor’s in aviation management, Chad has been involved in a variety of industry leadership roles and activities through Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), the Transportation Research Board, Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics, NextGen Joint Planning and Development Office, University of California Davis Annual Noise and Emission Symposium Coordinating Committee, FAA Local Area Augmentation System Government and Industry Partnership Benefits Advocacy Action Planning Group, and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).