DEN also announced that Mike Nakornkhet will become the airport’s new deputy chief financial officer, while Chayot Ing-aram was named DEN senior vice president for financial planning. All three will begin their new roles on March 30.
Lavender brings more 20 years of experience in finance to his new position, including his work overseeing Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport (BMH) in Birmingham, Al. During his time as BHM interim CEO, Lavender directed the finance, parking and concession departments.
Lavender’s also served as a financial consultant to the Columbus Airport Commission, vice president of finance and accounting for Markstein Consulting, a financial officer managing capital projects for UAB Hospital, and as president of the Jefferson Community Development Credit Union.
Nakornkhet comes to DEN after serving as acting managing director of finance at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Ing-aram previously worked as the budget and financial analysis section manager for Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), operator of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), before coming to Denver.
“We are delighted to welcome these three experienced and talented finance professionals to DEN,” said DEN CEO Kim Day. “They will ensure we maintain DEN’s strong financial position while we navigate our recovery from the pandemic.”