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Health Care Leader Adds Leadership And Diversity To DFW International Airport Board

Lillie Biggins to Replace Outgoing Board Member Robert McAfee

DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas (May 3, 2005) – Lillie Biggins, Vice President of Operations for Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital in Fort Worth, joined the DFW International Airport Board for her first meeting on Thursday, April 7. 

“Lillie Biggins will be a tremendous asset to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mike Moncrief. “Her expertise in the areas of leadership, strategic planning and finance, along with her commitment to the community, make her the ideal individual to serve on this board.” 

Ms. Biggins fills the seat left vacant by Robert McAfee, whose term ended with the Board on January 31, 2005. McAfee began his tenure at DFW as a Board member on February 1, 1996 and went on to chair and serve on every committee on the Board. He was elected to serve as chairman of the Board in 1999 and lead in an effort to increase international passenger traffic and improve financial reporting. 

“Bob McAfee provided exceptional leadership during his eight years of service on the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board,” said Mayor Moncrief. “Bob served in several capacities during his tenure, including board chair in 1999. We are grateful for his service and dedication to the board and the greater community.” 

Under Mr. McAfee’s watch DFW has seen some of the worst times in the history of the airline industry and helped steer DFW through. 

It was a pleasure to have Bob on the Board,” said Jeff Fegan, CEO of DFW. “Bob worked hard and knew the issues before the Board. He made every conceivable effort to improve the airports local business contacts and increase our international passenger traffic. The airport was greatly improved through Bob’s efforts.” 

Ms. Biggins graduated from John Peter Smith School of Nursing. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Masters of Science from Texas Woman's University in Denton. Ms. Biggins also held an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in Hospital Administration from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for 6 years and is currently Adjunct Faculty at the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Active in her industry and the community Ms. Biggins is a member of a number of professional organizations including the American College of Health Care Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Texas Nurses Association, American Nurses Association and Sigma Theta Tau. She also serves on the Board of the American Heart Association, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Board, the American Cancer Society Board, The North Texas BOLD Initiative Advisory board and the University of Texas at Arlington Nursing Advisory Board.