Kim Day has led Denver International Airport (DEN) as CEO since April 2008. DEN is the nation’s fifth-busiest airport, the region’s most powerful economic engine, generating more than $33 billion annually, and the top-rated U.S. large airport by the Wall Street Journal and SkyTrax.
She is currently leading a $1.8 billion public-private partnership to redevelop DEN’s iconic, tented Jeppesen Terminal that will improve its security, modernize the facility and increase its capacity. She is also leading the expansion of DEN’s concourses, adding 39 new gates over the next 2 years, allowing all airlines to continue to grow in Denver.
Day lead the completion of the airport’s original vision: adding a hotel and train station, including the 519-room Westin hotel and a commuter transit station serving RTD’s bus network, as well as the A Line commuter rail, which runs between the airport and Denver Union Station. Under her guidance, DEN has built a robust network of over 200 non-stop destinations served, including an ever-growing list of international cities.
With more than 35 years of experience, Ms. Day previously served as executive director of Los Angeles World Airports. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, Ms. Day practiced architecture in the private sector for more than 20 years.