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Adam Rod
Assistant Commissioner of Planning, Chicago Department of Aviation

Adam Rod is the Assistant Commissioner of Planning at the Chicago Department of Aviation, which owns and operates O’Hare and Midway Airports.  He has been with the Department since 2000, and his many responsibilities range from formulating new projects to advising various stakeholders to managing cargo affairs.  He has gained an international reputation and enjoys exploring issues and sharing experiences with the aviation and transportation industries whenever he can. His affiliations cover numerous organizations, including ACI, AAAE, CMAP, OECD, and USGBC.  Although Mr. Rod has had a special love for big airports since his youth, his professional background covers broader urban studies and economics, including a geography degree from the University of Chicago.  Prior to his post at the Department of Aviation, he was an aide to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and before that a corporate real estate manager.