Airport Experience News has named Kevin Dolliole, director of aviation at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY), as its 2020 Director of the Year in the medium airports category.

“Kevin Dolliole led MSY through an extraordinary revitalization, with the airport’s new terminal opening late last year, enjoying just a few months of ‘normal’ activity before the COVID-19 pandemic hit,” said Melissa Montes, publisher of Airport Experience News. “Kevin’s management of that project and his response to the current crisis prompted AXN to select him as its Director of the Year in the medium airports division.”

Dolliole has spent the past four decades in aviation, beginning his aviation career at MSY, then pursuing other industry opportunities– including stints at San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL), as well as consulting – before returning to MSY in 2017 to oversee the $1 billion terminal project that was completed in the fall of 2019.

Dolliole currently serves on the Board of Directors for Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) and American Association of Airport Executives’ (AAAE) Policy Review Committee, and previously served on the Board of Directors for Airports Consultants Council.

“After over 40 years in the aviation industry, it is a significant honor to receive the recognition of Director of the Year in the medium airport division from Airport Experience News,” said Kevin Dolliole. “Over the last year, the New Orleans Airport has experienced unprecedented challenges in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as historic successes with the opening of our new $1 billion terminal complex. Through it all, our team has remained committed to providing unmatched service to our passengers, and we are grateful to be recognized for these efforts.”

Dolliole is the second of three directors of the year to be named by AXN for 2020. Last week, AXN announced the selection of Paul Bradbury of Portland International Jetport (PWM) in Maine as Director of the Year in the small airports division. AXN’s choice in the large airports division will be revealed next week. All will be featured in the November/December issue of Airport Experience News and will be honored at the 2021 Airport Experience Conference.