Dawn Hunter is the Acting, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Prior to this position she served as the Director of Aviation Commercial Management.
Joining the SEA team in 2017, Dawn was originally recruited to serve as the Sr. Manager over the Airport Dining and Retail program. In this role she successfully managed the program through a concessions master plan and construction challenges.
Prior to joining the SEA team, Dawn has more than 17 years of Aviation experience at Los Angeles World Airports. She holds dual master’s degrees in Public Administration and Policy. Dawn currently is the Chair of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Foundation Board and is the President of the Port of Seattle Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG).
For those who know Dawn, her dynamic personality and passion for aviation drives her spirit of excellence. She was recognised as the Manager of the Year by the Seattle Chapter of the National Management Association (2017), Charles Blood Champion of Diversity Award for her dedication to creating and maintaining a diverse and equitable environment for both internal and external stakeholders (2019), AMAC Emerging Leader (2019), Property Manager of the Year by Airport experience News (2021).