Paul Puopolo

EVP Innovation at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Paul Puopolo serves as Executive Vice President of Innovation at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. He leads DFW’s Innovation function to identify, assess, and drive the collaborative development of new solutions and business models to create new growth and competitive advantage. Mr. Puopolo joined the DFW Airport team in August 2018. Mr. Puopolo is an experienced “intrapreneur” with multi-industry innovation, emerging technology, and direct to consumer background. Throughout his career he has built and led corporate innovation teams within large, complex organizations. Prior to joining DFW Airport, he served as Vice President of Innovation at MetLife Inc., Vice President of Business Innovation & Development at Highmark, Inc., and Director of Consumer Innovation at Humana Inc. In these roles, he was accountable for developing business innovation strategies and portfolios and their strategic implementation to increase profitable growth, improve the consumer experience, and champion an innovative culture. Mr. Puopolo served as an active duty officer and as a pilot in the United States Navy, and retired from the Navy after 22 years of service. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Comprehensive Science from Villanova University and a Masters degree in National Security Affairs from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.


  • EVP Innovation

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