John E. “Jack” Potter, President/CEO of MWAA, to receive the Committee for Dulles’ Tower of Dulles Award

The Committee for Dulles (Committee) has named John E. “Jack” Potter as the 2021 recipient of its Tower of Dulles award. This award is presented annually to individuals or organizations whose service provides for the betterment of Washington Dulles International Airport and the Dulles economic corridor.

Potter has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority since July 2011. During this time, Dulles International has seen steady growth in passenger counts, increases in nonstop flights to and from international destinations, and lower enplanement costs to make Dulles more competitive with other major airports, including Chicago and New York City. Potter’s leadership has led the way for important airport infrastructure and concession improvements to serve the traveling public, including a $1 billion capital improvement program at Reagan National.

Potter is a strong champion of the entire Dulles corridor, working with political and business leaders to stress the important fiscal contribution the airports make to the local economy, and emphasize the importance of appropriate land uses near the airports to protect both new residents and airport operations.

Jack Vega, President of the Committee for Dulles, stated, “I look forward to presenting the Tower of Dulles Award to Jack Potter during our 55th Anniversary Gala. Jack has been the right person at the helm of our region’s airports over the past decade; emphasized over the year and a half. The airports authority, under Jack’s stewardship, had made great strides in operational improvements, adding new routes, new airlines, increasing revenue, reducing enplanement costs, and more while extending rail to Dulles and Loudoun, and completing a New Concourse at Reagan National. Jack’s leadership were underscored during with the COVID-19 crisis, motivating and inspiring the Authority’s dedicated staff during these exceptionally trying times.”

The Tower of Dulles Award has been awarded annually since 1997. This year’s award will be presented at the Committee’s 2021 Gala on March 25, 2022.


Congratulations to the Recipients of the Committee for Dulles Community Outreach Scholarships

Qaim Akbar, Broad Run HS
Saira Akram, Dominion HS
Elizabeth Beausoleil, South Lakes HS
Angelina Cherian, John Champe HS
Rebecca Connor, South County HS
Mary Dulaney, Park View HS
Kenza Harrag, Broad Run HS
Ellen Hong, Stone Bridge HS

               Shery Kamel, Broad Run HS
Aroosh Majety, Westfield HS
Mary Kate McNamara, Loudoun Valley HS*
Kalkidan Mulugeta, Potomac HS
Fahima Mysha, Park View HS
Matthew Pete, Lake Braddock HS
William Rimicci, Bishop O'Connell HS
Tejarsh Singh, Freedom HS
               Naomi Solomon, Charles J. Colgan, Sr. HS
Nebiyu Tsige, South Lakes HS
Ayonnah Tinsley, Westfield HS
Liliana Romero, Washington, HS
Eric Schreiber, Tuscarora HS
Elise Tsao, Independence HS
Andrew Yun, Freedom HS

The CFD's Community Outreach Committee thanks everyone who helped make these scholarships possible.  Please visit the CFDCO's webpage for information on the committee and how you can support it.

*Recipient of the CFDCO's Dave Edwards Scholarship

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   Friday, September 17, 11:30 - 1:30 pm
   Celebrate Jerome Davis luncheon

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