Farmer School of Business Presents: Candace McGraw CEO of CVG

Presented on: Thursday, March 4th at 6:00 PM EST

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Students, faculty, alumni and friends are invited to join us virtually for The Farmer School of Business’s Spring 2021 Executive Speaker Series brought to you in partnership with the Miami University Alumni Association!

Always Embracing What’s Next—Lessons in Leadership with CVG CEO Candace McGraw

In this session of our Series, we will hear from the CEO of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), Candace McGraw. Candace will share lessons on leadership drawing on more than 30 years of operational and legal expertise in the aviation industry. She is the architect and implementer of CVG’s turnaround story of the last decade, responsible for landing one of the Cincinnati region’s biggest business deals ever—the $1.5 billion Amazon Air hub. Candace will join Dean Jenny Darroch to help participants understand why airports are critical to regional economic growth and how Miami University is a key partner with CVG in that work.


Candace has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) since July 2011. Candace is proud to lead a team that has been recognized by SkyTrax as the “World’s Best Airport Serving Less Than 10 million Passengers” and as the “Best Regional Airport in North America” for seven of the last nine years.

Candace serves on a number of local boards, including Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Chambers of Commerce; Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Northern Kentucky Tri-ED; Cincinnati Convention and Visitor’s Bureau; and Northern Kentucky Regional Alliance and the Regional Tourism Network. She also serves as a member of Kentucky’s Economic Development Partnership Board. In addition, Candace serves on the Fifth Third Bank Advisory Board.

Candace is very also involved in the airport industry serving as Immediate Past Chair of Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA); Airports Council International-World Board; and the National Aeronautic Association. She has also been appointed by the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to serve on two federal advisory boards: NextGen Advisory Committee; and Women in Aviation Advisory Board,

Candace has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Duquesne University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh.

This event is free but registration is required.

Questions about the Series? Contact Megan Langhals at

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