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April 26, 2011
For Immediate Release

Thomas M. Davis III Elected Vice Chairman of Airports Authority Board of Directors

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors on Wednesday elected the Honorable Thomas M. Davis III as its Vice Chairman. Mr. Davis replaces former Vice Chairman Leonard Manning, whose term on the Board ended earlier this year.

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell appointed Mr. Davis to serve on the Airports Authority Board of Directors in 2010. Mr. Davis is the Director of Federal Government Affairs for Deloitte LLP. Prior to joining Deloitte, he represented Fairfax County as an elected official for 29 years at the local and federal levels. He served as the supervisor for Mason Magisterial District and then went on to serve as chairman of the county board. From 1995 to 2008 he represented the 11th Congressional District of Virginia in the U.S. Congress.  

During Mr. Davis’ congressional tenure, he accumulated a number of legislative accomplishments important to the National Capital Region. These include the D.C. Control Board Act, the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, which resulted in the closure of Lorton Prison, and the National Capital Transportation Amendments Act, which authorized much needed capital reinvestment in the Washington Metro system. He also gained national recognition for his investigations into the use of performance enhancing drugs in professional sports and the Bush Administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina. He is a graduate of Amherst College and the University of Virginia Law School.