Airport Director of the Year

October 6, 2010

Airport Revenue News (ARN) is pleased to announce the winner of its prestigious Director of the Year award in the large/medium airports category. For 2010 the winner is Danny Murphy, Aviation Director for Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX).

ARN solicited for candidates by asking members of the airport industry to nominate their favorite directors. The candidates had to excel in the categories of leadership, innovation, revenue generation, marketing, customer service, community service and proactive efforts to advance the airport industry. The director in each division receiving the most number of nominations won the award.

"We are very proud to honor Danny Murphy with this distinction," says Pauline Armbrust, president and CEO of ARN. "He has proven himself to be a strong director taking the reins in 2006 and spearheading many capital projects important to the future of PHX. He is well-respected and beloved by his staff who say he is a very strong, hands-on leader and can be seen walking the terminals on a daily basis to speak with employees and experience the airport from his customers' perspective."

"To be recognized in this way by Airport Revenue News is truly an honor," says Murphy. "We at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are proud of our comprehensive, customer-friendly concessions program. We wouldn't have such a successful airport without the leadership of our Mayor and City Council, our Phoenix Aviation Advisory Board, and our excellent, dedicated staff."

Murphy will be interviewed in and featured on the cover of the December 2010/January 2011 year-end double-issue.


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