Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge has been the Director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) since January 2010 as appointed by St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay. The Airport is the primary air carrier facility for the St. Louis region that serves more than 14.7 million passengers annually. Ms. Hamm- Niebruegge manages 500 employees with revenues averaging 165 million dollars annually. She is also Chairwoman of the 17-member St. Louis Airport Commission. Prior to STL, Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge logged over 25 years in aviation management positions with American Airlines, Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Ozark Air Lines; a majority of her career has been based in St. Louis, Missouri. Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge retired in 2009 as the Managing Director of American Airlines’ St. Louis operation, a position she held beginning in 2002. Before the American and TWA merger, she held the position of Vice President of TWA’s North American Operations, responsible for an $800 million budget encompassing 100 airports and 8,000 TWA employees. Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge’s airline management resume began in 1984 as a customer service agent for Ozark Airlines in New York City. Ozark’s merger with TWA brought her to the St. Louis hub where she took on roles of Supervisor Administration, Ramp Supervisor, Manager Passenger Services and ultimately into executive-level operational management positions. Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge currently serves on the National Freight Advisory Committee, an advisory board serving the U.S. Department of Transportation. She serves on the oversight committee of the Airport Cooperative Research Program. She also serves as a board member for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the International Women’s Forum, Ranken Technical College Board and the St. Louis Civic Pride Foundation. She’s the former Chairperson of the Advisory Board of John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University; past President of the Board Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis; and past board member of Christian Hospital (BJC HealthCare).