Sea-Tac Airport director to speak at WWU's Huxley College

Mark Reis, the managing director of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, will be the guest in the next installment of Huxley College’s speaker series at Western Washington University.

Reis’ presentation, titled “Hiding in Plain Sight: Mining Sustainability at Sea-Tac Airport,” will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in Room 204 of WWU’s Academic West building.

Huxley College is featuring distinguished alumni in its winter speaker series lineup. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Reis oversees the 16th busiest passenger airport in the United States, one that provided service to more than 33 million passengers in 2012. He currently serves on the executive committee of Airports Council International – North America and as chair of its Government Affairs Steering Committee.

Reis earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from WWU and a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Reis will present a brief behind-the-scenes look at the operations of a major international airport, and will discuss how Sea-Tac has identified and exploited opportunities for sustainability improvements. The presentation will touch on the operational, political, financial and customer elements of Sea-Tac’s award-winning strategy.

The presentation will also include a Q-and-A period.

For more information, contact Huxley’s main office at 360-650-3520.

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