Michael Landguth

President and CEO

Raleigh Durham Airport Authority


Michael Landguth was named president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority in 2011. Mr. Landguth is an Accredited Airport Executive and with more than 20 years in the industry. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
As president and CEO, Mr. Landguth is responsible for RDU’s overall staffing, budgeting, strategic planning and operations. He initiated the development of the airport’s annual strategic business plan to guide the organization’s activities, respond to changing dynamics and support its growth.


Dan Freeland

Regional VP

Concord Hospitality


Dan Freeland joined Concord in 2013.  He is a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry holding executive positions in various segments including resorts, premium hotel brands, independent and luxury hotels.  He led the $30M+ repositioning of the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley as General Manager prior to being promoted to Regional Vice President.  His teams are recipients of awards including Concord’s Sales Team of the Year, Food & Beverage Team of the Year, Marriott’s GM of the Year among others.  Prior to joining Concord in 2013, he held positions of Regional VP, General Manager and Dir of Openings & Acquisitions including 20 years with Marriott International.  Dan serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greater Raleigh CVB, Board of Advisors for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors of the Meals on Wheels-Wake County, Association of Executives of NC and Wake County Hospitality Alliance.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Strome College of Business at Old Dominion University.

Kevin McAteer

Senior VP of Sales & Marketing

Concord Hospitality

Kevin McAteer joined Concord in 2003. During his prior 12-year career with Marriott International, he worked in numerous leadership capacities, including the position of Area General Manager for Courtyard and certified Regional Sales Trainer for Residence Inn. During Mr. McAteer’s time with Concord, he has held the position of General Manager for both Courtyard and Renaissance hotels. All told, he has held General Manager or Executive Team positions in four different Marriott Brands, and he is an active member of the Renaissance & Marriott Hotel and Resorts Marketing advisory committee and Marriott’s eCommerce Advisory Team. He holds a B. S. in Hotel & Restaurant Management from Mercyhurst College in Erie, PA.

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