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Glen Ryniewski
Assistant Commissioner of Concessions at O'Hare and Midway International Airports, Chicago Department for Aviation


Glen Ryniewski is the Assistant Commissioner of Concessions and Customer Service at the Chicago Department of Aviation, having oversight of the O’Hare and Midway International Airports Concessions Programs which generates annual sales of over $650 million. He has held key positions at the Chicago Park District as Lakefront Director of Operations and at the City of Chicago’s Mayor’s Office of Special Events in Corporate Sponsorship, and has previous experience in advertising, publishing, real estate and the Executive Branch of the Federal Government under two previous administrations.  He currently is an Adjunct Faculty member at DePaul University’s School of Hospitality Leadership, and a member of its Hospitality Advisory Board.  He has a M.A. in Marketing, B.S. in Accounting, B.A. in Business and Communications and is a licensed C.P.A. in Illinois.

Agenda Sessions

  • Re-imagining retail strategy: how are airports adapting to the current environment and what are the long-term implications for airport retail?