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John Martin

Former CEO, SFO Airport

John Martin served as Airport Director (CEO) of SFO from 1995-2016. SFO is the seventh busiest airport in the U.S. and generates $1 billion in annual revenue. At SFO, John built a culture committed to innovation, trust and exceptional passenger service that supported the construction of Terminal 2, a new International Terminal, a BART link, and an Air Train system. As a dedicated Buddhist practitioner, he intentionally cultivated kindness and non-harming, which provided the foundation for SFO success.

John now teaches meditation retreats at Spirit Rock and other insight meditation retreat centers and leads a weekly meditation group in San Francisco. He also provides strategic planning advisory services for public and private sector organizations.

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