Mr. Downham is the Director of the newly created Financial Planning & Analysis group at Denver International Airport (DIA) where his portfolio includes capital planning, debt financing, operational resource planning, DIA�s airline rates & charges structure, and strategic analyses.Prior to DIA, Mr. Downham served as the first Chief Financial Officer for Northwestern University in Qatar, a $45M international start-up university located in the heart of the Middle East. Beyond building the University and creating the Business & Finance Function, his responsibilities included strategic planning, financial reporting, capital & operational resource planning, risk management, purchasing, and other functions.Before his work overseas, Mr. Downham served as a Senior Planner for United Airlines where he led and advised on strategic planning and analysis projects including competitive analyses, new market entry, fleet optimization and hub improvement. His career also includes roles as a management consultant where he advised some of the world�s largest corporations, research institutions, and hospitals.Mr. Downham earned an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University as well as a BS in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is married with two children.
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