Birmingham Airport Authority Appoints Matthew Nelson as Vice President, Facilities
February 23, 2021
BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham Airport Authority has named Matthew Nelson as Vice President of Facilities for the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM). Mr. Nelson brings more than nine years of progressive experience with BHM, driving results across airport operations and project management. With this promotion, Mr. Nelson will manage the Facilities department, plan and direct the work of custodial and maintenance personnel, and ensure efficient maintenance for the Airport including all Airport owned properties. He began his new position on February 23, 2021.
“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be in this position,” said Mr. Nelson. “Ultimately, however, I hope this accomplishment will be an inspiration and show others that come from the same background that they can reach their goals and dreams with the right mindset and motivation.”
Mr. Nelson joined BHM in 2012 as Operations Specialist I. He quickly advanced his career with the Airport and was named Operations Supervisor in 2015. He assumed the Manager of Facilities position in 2020 and was responsible for managing more than 40 personnel, budgeting, preparing cost estimates and managing cost efficient maintenance for the Airport.
Mr. Nelson earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Health Promotion from the University of Montevallo. He is also certified in Airside Operations by the Airports Council International.