Speaker Date Topic
Mitzi Chollampel Dec 08, 2022 12:00 PM
DFW Airport Update

Mitzi Chollampel was recently promoted to Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement of DFW International Airport. Mitzi is responsible for developing, implementing, and refining programs and projects that help the Airport demonstrate a visible and meaningful presence in the DFW community and aviation industry. She also directs Board and Owner City relations, the Official Board Action (OBA) process, and leads the development of the annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report. Mitzi has been at the Airport for over 14 years, most recently as the Senior Manager of Communications and Marketing. Mitzi was  responsible for airport marketing in both domestic and international markets. In addition to supporting sales efforts to recruit both cargo and passenger airlines, she oversaw all communications to increase inbound traffic to DFW by leading the Marketing team. As part of her role, Ms. Chollampel led eight international delegations with city and Airport leaders to further DFW’s message abroad. 

Prior to her role at DFW Airport, Ms. Chollampel’s unique background includes working at Procter & Gamble, the Office of the Governor in Texas under George W Bush, and Scandinavian Airlines Systems.

Active in her local community, Ms. Chollampel was a board member of Fort Worth Sister Cities International and involved in the US-India Chamber of Commerce (DFW). She currently serves as the Programming chair on the AT&T Performing Arts Center Board of Directors. She is a 2017 recipient of the Dallas Business Journal Women in Business award, has been named to the 2018 Top 40 Under 40 list for Airport Business publication, and a member of Leadership Dallas 2018.

Shel holds a MBA with a focus in organizational strategy from the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a BBA in marketing from The University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Chollampel lives in Carrollton with her husband, John, who is currently Secretary of the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Rotary club,  and their three children. Mitzi's father CC Theophine Chamakala, is a past president of the Rotary Club of McKinney and has been a Rotarian since 1990. He now serves as RI District 5810 Global Grant Chairman.


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Prior to her current role, Padachy was a Vice President at EDGE Capital Markets where she advised clients on buying and selling office assets in multiple markets and states.  Padachy was also a Director at Cushman & Wakefield where she represented over 3.5 million square feet of Class A office product throughout the metroplex.  She began focusing on office landlord representation at Fults Commercial, where she also helped in growing the portfolio of the newly established firm as a Senior Associate.  She began her career as an Associate at Cushman & Wakefield, where she worked on a variety of assignments, including tenant representation, site selection, property disposition, strategic planning, financial analysis, and business development.

Clients represented include HALL Group, RREEF, Brookwood Financial Partners, Capital Commercial, CAPSTAR, Fortis Property Group, and The Hartland-Mackie Family.  Rena has completed transactions with tenants such as McKesson, Jacobs Engineering, ACE Cash Express, BMO Harris Bank, Andrews Kurth, Comstock Resources, Reata Pharmaceuticals, Hilton, HQ Global (Regus), and numerous GSA entities.

Rena graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.  For over 15 years, Rena has been passionately involved on the committee for Elizabeth Toon Charities, a local non-profit organization serving children in need and their families in North Texas. She has also served as a chair for the organization multiple years and was presented with the Lifetime Legacy Award in 2019.