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Jeff Hamiel DPA ’07 Named to Minnesota Business Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to Jeff Hamiel, DPA ’07 and former Hamline trustee, for being inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall of Fame by the Twin Cities Business magazine. Hamiel served as executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) for nearly 40 years, successfully leading the organization through multiple historical changes in the industry. 

Each year, Twin Cities Business magazine recognizes the accomplishments of Minnesota executives for their lifetime contributions to the state’s economy and the Twin Cities community. Hamiel was inducted with four other individuals who “reinvented and reinvigorated the companies they lead or have led,” the magazine stated in announcing the inductees. “Each has demonstrated an entrepreneurial flair and customer insight that has allowed them to take established entities and position them for growth, resilience and durability.”

In acknowledging Hamiel's leadership at the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) from 1985 to 2016, the magazine stated, “During those three decades he piloted Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) through the turbulence of airline deregulation, political challenges and 9/11, keeping air service strong in Minnesota and positioning MSP as one of the nation’s best-run airports.”

The former Air Force pilot joins an elite group of individuals in the Hall of Fame who rank among the most accomplished and respected Minnesota business leaders of all time. See the article about Hamiel on the Twin Cities Business website to read more about the accomplishments and induction of the St. Paul native.