Women’s History Month: Meet Semcha Ledad, Air France Station Manager and Airline Council President
Semcha Ledad wears many hats at MIA, overseeing the operations for a major European airline while also ensuring the communication and sharing of ideas between airport business partners. This Women’s History Month, learn a little about her roles at our airport, how they’ve changed, and some fun tidbits that she’s picked up along the way.
- What do you do at MIA?
I represent Air France and KLM as the Station Manager here at MIA. I am also the President of the AMC (Airlines Management Council), responsible for leading monthly meetings with representatives from the airlines, service companies, airport management and federal agencies. These meetings are held to discuss and share new changes and updates that involve all stakeholders here at MIA.
- What is your favorite memory from working at MIA?
What I like the most about working here at MIA is the relationships I have built with those I work with and around. There’s never a dull moment and I’m always learning new things every day.
- How has your job evolved in the past year?
My job has evolved in ways I would have never imagined. COVID-19 has not only changed the way we think, but also how we speak and act. Nevertheless, it has taught me to become even more cautious and has expanded my knowledge of handling all situations that come my way.
- Tell us something that people may not know about you.
I have a great sense of humor and love to share some laughs with others. I also schedule “me time” every morning before coming to work.
- Have you picked up any interesting hobbies this past year?
The hobby I have picked up this past year is baking. I found the satisfaction of making delicious deserts that I continue to make repeatedly on a weekly basis. Another hobby of mine this past year is to exercise, to compensate for all the sweets that I have been eating.
- What is something that you have recently learned about yourself?
I have learned to be more cautious and patient. Life is too short and precious not to take anyone or anything for granted. I thank God for the people I know and love, and for the family that I have built. I pray and hope for continuous happiness and satisfaction for not just myself but for others as well.