Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
The President serves as the chief executive officer of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, which is a public entity formed by the City of Knoxville to own and operate McGhee Tyson Airport, which is a small-hub, air carrier airport located near Knoxville, Tennessee, and an affiliated general aviation airport located in Knoxville known as Downtown Island Airport. Under the general oversight of the Authority's Board of Commissioners, with direction provided by the Authority Chairman, the President provides leadership, oversight, coordination, and direction of all activities at the Authority's airports.
The President leads, directs and is responsible for the management of the Authority's executive management team. Further, he or she is responsible for the overall business operations, administration, human resources, financial administration, marketing, community relations, business and air service development, planning, engineering, construction, maintenance, safety, and security relating to the Authority's airport facilities. He or she develops, oversees, and participates in the planning of goals and objectives for all departments of the Authority, including the development and implementation of the strategic vision and initiatives of the Authority.
The President will be expected to undertake such duties as are necessary to provide direction and oversight of the Authority's activities as determined from time to time by the Board of Commissioners. Without limitation, the duties and responsibilities of the President will include the following:
The above duties and responsibilities are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be required and assigned.
A bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration, airport management, public administration, aeronautical engineering, or a related field is required; a graduate degree in a related discipline is preferred. A minimum of six years' experience in airport operations or management; or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, will be required. Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) certification or the ability to obtain accreditation within 36 months is required. Outstanding oral and written communication skills are essential for the position.