With over 25 years of broad retail experience both in and out of airports, Iris Messina is a highly effective leader and communicator with a proven track record in leasing, sales and management.
As Vice President of Leasing for Westfield Airports, Iris oversees all leasing activity across the entire Airports division, including master planning, prospecting, negotiations and relationship management.
Iris has raised the bar in each of her numerous positions throughout her Westfield career, and has consistently succeeded at maximising commercial value and at transforming the travel experience by turning vision into reality.
Prior to joining Westfield in 2002, Iris spent 12 years in sales and management for Dress Barn, where she oversaw the recruitment, professional development and performance of the management team and 70 associates.
Iris is a member of Airports Council International–North America, the American Association of Airport Executives, the Association of Minority Airport Executives, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Specialty Retail Report. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1990 with a degree in Business Administration.