Fraport USA Announces Nia Newton as Chief Legal Officer

PITTSBURGH – Fraport USA is pleased to announce the expansion of its legal team with the appointment of Nia D. Newton, Esq. as Chief Legal Officer (CLO).

As CLO, Nia will lead and provide strategic counsel on all legal, compliance, government affairs and human resource matters and will serve as an officer of the company. Previously, she served as corporate counsel for HMSHost since 2019 and for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board in Washington, D.C., in 2018. Nia began her legal career as an associate in the D.C. office of global law firm Nixon Peabody. She earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, graduating with distinction, and her B.A. magna cum laude from Spelman College in Atlanta. 

“I am enthusiastic to join the Fraport USA team and have the opportunity to continue growing and developing my craft within the airport/airport concessions industry,” said Ms. Newton. “This is an exciting time as we work in concert with partners and colleagues to strengthen ties and move the company and business into the future.”

“I am honored that Nia is now leading our in-house legal team. She brings wide-ranging experience in all areas of airport leasing, licensing, franchising and commercial agreements as well as a depth of knowledge in corporate governance, compliance and regulatory matters. Her leadership and capabilities will ensure we continue to excel in serving our customers across our operations,” said Fraport USA Chief Executive Officer Michael R. Mullaney. “Nia’s addition continues our investment in people as we grow and continue our cultural transformation.” 

About Fraport USA®
Fraport USA is the developer and manager of the retail, food and beverage operations at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI), Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Nashville International Airport (BNA) and Newark Liberty International Airport’s (EWR) Terminal B. A leading airport concessions model in North America, Fraport USA’s projects rank among the highest for passenger spending and consistently receive accolades for innovation and customer service. For more information, visit Fraport USA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, Fraport AG is active at some 30 airports on four continents around  the globe. Visit Fraport AG at