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Cameron Boyd
Cameron Boyd

In-House Counsel 2020: Cameron Boyd

After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2002, Minneapolis native Cameron Boyd was recruited by both the Metropolitan Airports Commission, where he had worked as a student legal intern, and the Minneapolis firm of Lindquist & Vennum, where he had been a clerk; he chose the latter. Two years later another position with MAC opened up and he joined the high-profile public agency. In 2017, Boyd was promoted to general counsel for MAC, replacing the retiring Tom Anderson.

Boyd enjoys the daily variety of his post, overseeing a wide range of legal matters, including those related to airport food, retail and passenger service concessions, labor issues, litigation, real estate leasing and airline agreements, and numerous other contracts. Boyd has also help supervise the largest capital expenditure in MAC’s history, the $1.6 billion overhaul of MSP airport.

He’s proud that MSP airport has earned the title of Airports Council International’s Best Airport in North America in its category size, for the last three years.

One area Boyd and other MAC leaders have spent increasing amounts of time on over the past couple of years is wage and labor law issues. MAC is in the final stages of adopting a minimum wage ordinance that will affect not only airport employees, but the larger airport community. “We need to ensure a quality work force here at the airport.”

The MAC has recently had a high level of turnover activity among the senior leadership team, which has “provided an opportunity for us to build a new, high-functioning team, find new opportunities for the organization and shape it in the way we feel we can best operate,” Boyd said.

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