With Contract Renewal, DFW Airport CEO's Pay Would Remain Highest in the Country

Fresh off securing the biggest expansion project in two decades, DFW International Airport CEO Sean Donohue is being considered for a 5-year extension of his employment contract.Donohue's employment agreement lapsed in 2018, and he's working under an automatic year-by-year renewal. His new contract is up for a vote Thursday by the 12-member airport board, which includes Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price."We talked about another five-year term and that's probably what's going to be proposed [Thursday]," said board chairman William Meadows after a committee meeting Tuesday.The proposed contract would include yet-to-be-decided increases for performance-based incentives, paid time off and guaranteed severance rates, according to a public agenda distributed prior to the meeting. The extension was described on the agenda as enabling the airport "to ensure leadership continuity." On Tuesday, an airport board committe didn't discuss raising Donohue's base pay of $511,568 a year. In 2018, Donohue's then-salary of $496,186 was the highest among top executives at the busiest U.S. airports, according to a ranking compiled by The Washington Post.   Continue reading...

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