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Fmr. County Board Member Walter Tejada Joins Airport Authority Board

Walter Tejada at the Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting, March 4, 2015Walter Tejada, who retired last year from the Arlington County Board, is joining another governing body.

Tejada is joining the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors, MWAA announced this afternoon. Tejada was appointed to the position by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D).

From an MWAA press release:

William E. Sudow and J. Walter Tejada have been appointed to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors.

Sudow has over 30 years of experience representing clients in complex financial and commercial real estate transactions. He is a partner at the law firm Sudow Kohlhagen LLP and also serves as the chief compliance officer for Madison Marquette, an integrated real estate investment and operating fund focused on infill retail and mixed-use real estate. Prior to entering private practice, Sudow served as special assistant and counsel to the House Majority Whip, U.S. Congressman John Brademas.

He is a Trustee of the Federal City Council, a member of the National China Garden Foundation Board and the McLean Revitalization Board, a member of the District of Columbia Bar Association, and a past member of the board of directors of the Union Station Redevelopment Corporation.

Tejada served on the Arlington County Board from 2003 to 2015, serving as chairman in 2008 and 2011 and as vice chairman in 2007, 2011 and 2015. A community advocate, Tejada has distinguished himself as a leader committed to enhancing the diversity of Arlington and the region’s community voice. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Public Defender for Arlington & the City of Falls Church, the Arlington Non-Profit Assistance Center and the Community Volunteer Network.

Tejada was the first chairman of the Virginia Latino Advisory Commission, a member of the Governor’s Urban Policy Task Force and the Immigrant Rights Coalition of Greater Washington, and is currently the president of the Virginia Latino Leaders Council. He is a recipient of the Spirit of the Community Award from the Arlington Community Foundation, Outstanding Young Arlingtonian of the Year from the Arlington Jaycees, the Phyllis Campbell Newsome Public Policy Leadership Award from the Center for Non-Profit Advancement (twice, including 2015) and the 2011 Immigrant Advocate of the Year Award from the Capital Area Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Sudow and Tejada are appointees of the Governor of Virginia.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority operates Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, the Dulles Airport Access Highway and the Dulles Toll Road and also manages construction of the Silver Line project, a 23-mile extension of the Washington region’s Metrorail public transit system through Fairfax County and into Loudoun County, Virginia. More than 44 million passengers a year pass through the two airports. The Airports Authority generates more than 387,000 jobs in the National Capital Region.

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