The Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC) has named Kathy Megarry as the organization’s new Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations.
“Kathy’s experience in human resources and labor relations in both the public and private sectors will be critical in our efforts to recruit and retain the best talent, diversify our workforce, and expand awareness of careers in the aviation field among a new generation,” said Atif Saeed, chief financial officer for the MAC.
The MAC employs 690 people and has 13 collective bargaining agreements with various unions across seven airports in the Twin Cities, including the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, one of the top 20 airports in the country. The Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations is a senior leader who oversees workforce policies, recruitment, staffing, compensation, professional development, employee engagement, labor relations, and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
“The MAC – and its employees at all levels – are such an important part of the fabric of the Twin Cities,” Megarry said. “I’m thrilled to bring my expertise to the Commission at a time when the aviation industry is experiencing significant change and growth as it continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Megarry has more than 20 years of public and private sector experience in human resources and labor relations. She currently serves as the Chief Labor Relations Officer for Hennepin County, where she manages the county’s relationship with 17 bargaining units representing 6,500 of Hennepin County’s 9,000 employees. She previously held leadership positions with Macy’s corporate and Marshall Field’s in the areas of human resources and labor relations. Megarry has a master’s degree in human resources, labor relations and law from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in management and professional writing from Hamline University.