Read Atlanta airport general manager Miguel Southwell’s termination letter

By Maria Saporta

Many in Atlanta’s business community were shocked May 20 when Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed unexpectedly terminated Miguel Southwell, aviation general manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

We obtained the city’s termination letter to Southwell, which shows it took the city about 100 words to fire the head of the world’s busiest airport.

To read the full letter, click here.

Miguel Southwell Reese McCranie

Aviation General Manager Miguel Southwell stands next to airport spokesman – Reese McCranie – at the April 27th signing of the 20-year lease with Delta Air Lines (Photo by Maria Saporta)

Maria Saporta, Editor, is a longtime Atlanta business, civic and urban affairs journalist with a deep knowledge of our city, our region and state.  Since 2008, she has written a weekly column and news stories for the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Prior to that, she spent 27 years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, becoming its business columnist in 1991. Maria received her Master’s degree in urban studies from Georgia State and her Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Maria was born in Atlanta to European parents and has two young adult children.

4 replies
  1. Kim Karr says:

    You cant judge because we dontreally know the details Believe me the employee has plenty of protection. How many times do we hear about employees that cheat and steal and the Governments hands are tied from doing anythingReport


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