Atlanta airport exec fired amid conflict of interest concerns

After revelations about a possible conflict of interest involving a high-ranking official at Hartsfield-Jackson International, the executive has been terminated from the airport.

Hartsfield-Jackson general manager Roosevelt Council sent a termination letter dated March 6 to Cortez Carter, who was assistant general manager of commercial development and business ventures at Hartsfield-Jackson. The AJC previously reported that Carter no longer worked for the airport, and the newly released letter confirms that he was fired effective immediately.

Carter was put on leave late last year after it was revealed that his wife owns a company that does business in Washington with Atlanta airport concessionaire Hojeij Branded Foods.

VIDEO: Previous Atlanta airport coverage

Among some of the issues, a $31 million contract awarded to a company that wasn't eligible

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Abrams ends run for governor against Kemp, but won’t concede
  2. 2 Woman accuses University of Colorado Hospital of removing 2 healthy ki
  3. 3 Alcohol is killing more people, and younger. The biggest increases are


AJC Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi keeps you updated on the latest news about Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Delta Air Lines and the airline industry in metro Atlanta and beyond. You'll find more on, including these stories:


Never miss a minute of what's happening in local business news. Subscribe to

More from AJC