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Global Perspectives with Sean Donohue


On August 18, Robert S. Kaplan, who was president and CEO of the Dallas Fed, discussed national and global economic issues with Sean Donohue, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

About Sean Donohue

Donohue serves as CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport, where he is responsible for the management, operation and strategic planning of the airport.

Centered between owner cities Dallas and Fort Worth, DFW connects the North Texas region with nonstop service to over 200 destinations on five continents. It is consistently ranked among the best large airports for customer service. The airport plays an instrumental role in the region, historically producing more than $37 billion in annual economic impact and generating an average of 60,000 jobs each year.

Donohue joined DFW in 2013 following a 28-year career in the airline industry that included executive roles with Virgin Australia Airlines and United Airlines.

Donohue serves on the executive committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council. In addition, he serves on the board of Atmos Energy and boards for several community organizations in the region.

Donohue graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and economics.

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