Press Release

David Winstead Appointed to Maryland Aviation Commission

April 13, 2023

Ballard Spahr Real Estate attorney David L. Winstead has been appointed to the Maryland Aviation Commission by Maryland Governor Wes Moore. His appointment was approved by the Maryland General Assembly on April 10.

The nine-member Maryland Aviation Commission establishes policies to improve and market the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport; approves regulations for the operation of state-owned airports prior to adoption by the Department of Transportation, Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA); and reviews airport operations and services as well as the MAA’s annual capital program improvements.

Mr. Winstead joined Ballard Spahr following his presidential appointment and service as Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service at the U.S. General Services Administration. As Commissioner, he was responsible for the asset management, construction, and operations of a portfolio of 1,500 federal buildings, and leased space to accommodate more than one million federal workers. Mr. Winstead also served a term as Maryland’s Secretary of Transportation, a role in which he was responsible for the five transportation agencies under MDOT. Earlier in his career, he was Executive Director of the Washington/Baltimore Regional Association, a private-sector economic development alliance of real estate and financial interests in these two metropolitan areas.

For media inquiries, please contact Will Ashenmacher at 612.371.5792.

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