MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL—Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) Senior Attorney Cameron M. Boyd will be promoted to general counsel for the organization effective Oct. 2, 2017. Boyd replaces the current general counsel, Tom Anderson, who is retiring after more than 40 years with the MAC.
“Aviation is a highly regulated industry, and airport operators must navigate complex federal, state and local laws and regulations while also entering into business agreements that generate the revenue needed to operate and maintain strong airports,” said MAC Executive Director and CEO Brian Ryks. “As a member of the MAC’s legal team for more than a dozen years, Cameron Boyd has considerable knowledge and experience of the legal issues impacting the organization. I am confident he will do a great job in this key leadership position.”
As general counsel, Boyd will provide legal counsel to the MAC board of commissioners and guide the organization on a wide range of legal matters, including regulatory compliance, operational and policy issues, legislation, court decisions, real estate transactions, contracts and grant agreements, litigation, and prosecution of non-felony criminal charges stemming from arrests made by airport police. He will oversee the organization’s eight-employee legal department as well as contracts with outside counsel.
“I’m exceptionally honored to represent the Commission in this new capacity,” Boyd said. “MSP and the MAC’s reliever airports are critical public assets that affect the lives and livelihoods of thousands of Minnesotans and Midwesterners on a daily basis. The MAC has a great legal team, and I’m confident we will continue to provide top quality legal services to the Commission as it strives to fulfill its mission.”
Boyd began working for the MAC as a legal intern in June 2000. He went on to serve as a law clerk and attorney at Lindquist & Vennum, P.L.L.P. before returning to the MAC as an attorney in July 2004. He has risen in the ranks since then, with promotions in 2011 and 2014.
While at the MAC, Boyd has overseen a wide range of legal matters, including those related to airport food, retail and passenger service concessions, labor issues, litigation, real estate leasing and airline agreements, and numerous other contracts. Notable projects include legal work related to a new hotel under construction and a major solar power installation, both at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Raised in Minneapolis, Boyd attended Minneapolis Southwest High School and received a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and law from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 before earning his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2002.
He lives in southwest Minneapolis with his wife and two children.