McGraw, Candace

Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

McGraw, Candace

Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Biography

Candace S. McGraw was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in July, 2011. Ms. McGraw has over 25 years’ experience in aviation, legal affairs and public administration.

Since joining CVG, Ms. McGraw has focused on positioning the airport for the future by completing a 2035 Master Plan Study; consolidating operations into a renovated terminal facility; and diversifying revenues through targeted cargo, land and concessions improvements; finalizing a modernized Use Agreement; and introducing low cost air carriers. Ms. McGraw is proud to lead a team that has been recognized as the Best Regional Airport in North America for six years.

Ms. McGraw is active in the local community as well as the aviation industry. Ms. McGraw serves as the Chair of Airport Council International-North America (ACI-NA), as well as the ACI World Board.

Ms. McGraw received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political Science from Duquesne University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Law. In addition, she has earned the International Airport Professional (IAP) designation.