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For Immediate Release   
April 8, 2011

Three New Members Appointed to Airports Authority Board of Directors

Warner H. Session and Shirley Robinson Hall Represent District of Columbia;
Richard “Dickie” S. Carter Represents Maryland

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority recently welcomed three new members to its Board of Directors.

Warner H. Session is the founder of The Session Law Firm, which devotes the major part of its practice to representing businesses in the information technology, aviation, real estate and non-profit sectors. The Session Law Firm offers legal, government relations and business consulting services in such matters as corporate transactions, federal procurement, small business development, strategic partnering, legislation, regulatory compliance, and real estate. Mr. Session is former Counsel to the House Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee and served as Lead Counsel to the Subcommittee as it investigated the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Mr. Session is an appointee of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Shirley Robinson Hall has worked in the private sector, as well as in federal, state, and local governments. She served as United States Public Delegate to the United Nations’ 52nd General Assembly, worked on Capitol Hill, in the Executive Branch and served on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for 16 years. As a corporate executive with Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, she was a manager in the divisions of Public Affairs and Personnel. Mrs. Hall was also an independent development consultant specializing in the field of, generating private, corporate and foundation gifts as well as marketing special projects.  In public service, she chaired the Board of Directors of the Washington Convention Center, served on the DNC Site Committee for two different National Conventions, the Public Policy Institute Board of Visitors at Duke University, the Community Foundation of Greater Washington and the Providence Health Foundation Board of Directors. She also served on the Board of Advisors of Riggs Bank. Presently, she serves on the board of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Mrs. Hall received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications and Journalism from Wayne State University and attended University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Director's Institute.  She and her husband live in Washington, DC. She is an appointee of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Richard “Dickie” S. Carter is the founder of Urban Service Systems Corporation, an environmental services and hauling company, specializing in solid waste and biosolids management, recycling, and soil excavation and hauling. He is also the principal owner of Carter & Carter Enterprises, Inc., a chemical transportation company; the managing partner of South Capitol Street Limited Partnership, a business entity specializing in real estate acquisitions; the managing member of Washington Leasing LLC, a business entity specializing in transportation and equipment leasing, and an investor in Darryl Carter Inc, an interior design and products firm.  Mr. Carter was the Co-founder, and for twelve years the President and Chairman, of the Minority Contractors Assistance Project, Inc., a national program that assisted America’s minority contractors to compete for a more equitable share of government and private commercial construction contracts, and the founder of MCAP Bonding and Insurance Agency, Inc., the first minority surety bonding agency granted underwriting authority by the Aetna Insurance Company.  He is the founder and Chairman of the Carter Family Foundation, a foundation that provides support to educational programs for inner city youth and he currently serves as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Strathmore Hall Foundation, Inc.  He is also a member of the Federal City Council, Venture Philanthropy Partners and the D.C. Chamber of Commerce.  His previous board service has included the Board of Trustees at Southeastern University, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington, Small Business Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Virginia, Metropolitan BB&T Bank Advisory Board and the Board of Franklin National Bank.  Mr. Carter holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He attended the Howard University Graduate School of Social Work, and received his Master’s Degree from the Catholic University of America.  He and his wife live in Potomac, Maryland. He is an appointee of the Governor of Maryland.

The Airports Authority Board of Directors consists of 13 members. Two are appointed by the Governor of Maryland, five are appointed by the Governor of Virginia, three are appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, and three are appointed by the President of the United States.