Governing Body

The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) owns and operates the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and six smaller general aviation airports within the metro area. The MAC chairman and 14 commissioners meet monthly to represent the interests of the community in decisions related to these airports. Citizens are welcome to attend the meetings.

The MAC's chairman and 12 of the 14 commissioners are appointed by the Governor of Minnesota. Eight of the 12 commissioners represent districts within the metropolitan area, while the remaining four represent the interests of outstate Minnesota.

In addition, one commissioner is appointed by the mayor of the City of Minneapolis and another is appointed by the mayor of the City of St. Paul to represent those cities. 

The commissioners' four-year terms are staggered.



Rick King
 

Rick King, Chair

Rick King was reappointed to the Metropolitan Airports Commission By Governor Tim Walz in July 2019, at the same time being named Chair of the MAC board. He began on the Board having been appointed in 2011 and then reappointed in 2015 by Governor Mark Dayton.  He is also past chair of both the MAC's Management and Operations Committee and the Planning, Development and Environment Committee.
 
King has been with Thomson Reuters since 2000 and currently serves as the company's executive vice president, operations. Prior to Thomson Reuters, he held executive-level positions at Ceridian Employer Services, Jostens Learning and WICAT Systems Inc. King began his career as a teacher and coach in Vermont.
 
King was elected to the board of directors of TCF Financial Corporation in 2014. He serves on the board of trustees for Minnesota Public Radio, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Greater MSP (the regional economic development council), and Minnesota Business Partnership.
 
King was also named by Governor Tim Walz to chair the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Council on IT in February 2019 and chaired Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force between 2008 – 2009 having been named by former Governor Tim Pawlenty.
 
In 2012, King was named one of the 200 people to watch by Twin Cities Business and won the CIO Career Achievement Award from the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal. Previously, he was honored as Minnesota’s 2008 Technology Executive of the Year by the Minnesota High Tech Association and was named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Leaders in IT in 2007.
 
King earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Vermont. He has two grown children and resides in Eden Prairie with his wife.
 

Rick.King@mspmac.org or 612-726-8181.

Commissioners

 
Carl Crimmins - District A
Braj Agrawal - District B
Katie Clark Sieben - District C
Steve Cramer - District D
James Deal - District E
Rodney Skoog - District F
Richard Ginsberg - District G
Yodit Bizen - District H
Leili Fatehi- City of Minneapolis
Ikram Koliso - City of St. Paul
Patti Gartland - Outstate, St. Cloud
Don Monaco - Outstate, Duluth
Dixie Hoard - Outstate, Thief River Falls
Randy Schubring - Outstate, Rochester