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50 Most Infrastructure: Lance Lyttle, Seattle Airport Director

Lance Lyttle, Managing Director of Sea-Tac International Airport, 29 January 2016.

Lyttle helms Seattle airport after stints in Houston, Atlanta

The Journal of Black Innovation has selected Lance Lyttle, director of Seattle Tacoma International Airport, among the first annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Infrastructure as the nation makes unprecedented investments in the nuts and bolts of society.

Before joining Port of Seattle, Lance was Chief Operating Officer for Houston’s three airports and Assistant General Manager at Hartsfield Jackson. A growth-oriented executive, he has led strategic development efforts of $5 billion at Houston airports, and played a key role in the $6 billion development in Atlanta. Currently, he leads a multibillion dollar terminal revitalization program including an international arrivals facility, renovating the north and south satellites, and upgrading the baggage handling system. In 2017, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Airports Council International. Lance holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Management Information Systems.

Selectees are joining the 21st annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology and the BlackBio100 during Innovation&Equity 21 on the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Jan. 15 in San Francisco for the annual scientific proceeding of the Journal to discuss how the future provides opportunities for all.

It is part of the year-round programming of the Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation, named for the first African-American tenured medical faculty in California, a globally prominent pharmacologist who also served as president of the San Francisco NAACP and a leader of the United San Francisco Freedom Movement from 1963-65 who went to jail to achieve the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Innovation&Equity21: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology January 15, 2022

Innovation&Equity21: 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology spotlights the Roy L. Clay Sr. Technology Pinnacle Award winners, Gen. C.Q. Brown, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force; and Shawnzia Thomas, Executive Director of the Georgia Technology Authority and State Chief Information Officer as we tackle Breaking the Billion Dollar Barrier. See the full list of the 50 Most Important in the special edition of the Journal of Black Innovation with upcoming issues to include the BlackBio100; the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Infrastructure and the Top 100 African Technologists. Your registration includes a membership in the august Dr. T. Nathaniel Burbridge Center for Inclusive Innovation and a yearly subscription to the Journal of Black Innovation.