Transportation: MARK PERRYMAN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CEO, NORFOLK AIRPORT AUTHORITY, NORFOLK
In May, Perryman replaced Robert Bowen, who retired after leading Norfolk’s airport since 2016.
Perryman’s new job came after a retirement of his own. He worked for more than 25 years for Landrum & Brown, an international airport consulting and design firm, serving as president and chief operating officer for 13 years before becoming CEO in 2017. He was involved in master planning of Norfolk International Airport.
Perryman holds a bachelor’s degree in design from Arizona State University. He’s passionate about his grandchildren and enjoys home renovation as a hobby.
Norfolk’s airport served more than 3.3 million passengers and operated more than 62,000 flights in 2021.
SOMETHING I’D NEVER DO AGAIN: Skip school to go cave diving without telling anyone where or what I was doing!
FIRST JOB: Architect apprentice while still in high school
PERSON I ADMIRE: Ulysses S. Grant — he wasn’t the most eloquent person but managed to overcome his obstacles and lead our nation in one of its most difficult periods.
NEW LIFE EXPERIENCE: Moving to a new city for a new job after a 30-year-plus successful career