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PORTLAND, ORE. (Mar. 10, 2014) – Airport Concessions Industry Honors PDX’s Walt Froman

Daniel Blaufus
Walt Froman

Portland International Airport’s Walt Froman was recognized this week as one of the best airport concessions managers in North America.

Froman, Port of Portland senior manager of concessions marketing and operations, received the 2013 Property Manager of the Year award as part of the Airport Revenue News Best Airport & Concessions Awards.

Each year, ARN solicits nominations for the awards from airport professionals across North America. Froman was one of 28 nominees, and was selected by his peers along with co-winner Randy Goodman, general manager, concessions development, Houston Airport System.

“Walt has worked at PDX for 15 years and has consistently surpassed the expectations of his team and the tenants that he supports,” said Vince Granato, Port of Portland chief operating officer. “Walt is well known throughout the industry for his dedication, business savvy, and his ability to get positive results. Walt has great pride in our concessions program and works to ensure our PDX tenants and the Port are successful.”

Froman tallies more than 40 years of experience in the retail industry, including his work at PDX. Among Froman’s positions prior to PDX, included service as general manager of Lloyd Center in Portland, and general manager of Vancouver Mall in Washington.

For the past 18 years, ARN has covered timely and pertinent issues impacting non-aviation revenues at airports. The monthly magazine is primarily focused on revenue trends, strategies, noteworthy developments, emerging opportunities and legislative updates of the airport industry, as well as the businesses that operate within them.

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