CRAA Executive Team

In collaboration with the Board of Directors and numerous private and public sector partners, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority’s leadership team is dedicated to finding smarter and easier ways to connect Ohio with the world. Every day we arrive to facilitate the flow of passengers and cargo through the strategic operation of our airports.



As President & CEO, Joe oversees the strategic operation and management of CRAA’s three airports and is tasked with advancing air service development and creating strong partnerships to benefit the Columbus Region.

Joe most recently served as CEO of Wayne County Airport Authority, an independent governmental entity that manages and operates Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Willow Run Airport, Michigan’s busiest airport system and one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs.

With executive experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, Joe also served as Vice President of Business Development & Real Estate for WCAA. In that role, he was responsible for leading the Real Estate, Concessions and Air Service Development departments as well as handling permits, managing economic development activities and cultivating relationships with airline representatives and other tenants. He joined WCAA in 2012 as Director of Development.

Other notable highlights of Joe’s career include working in Europe and the U.S. while Vice President of Huron Valley Steel Corporation and Fritz Enterprises; serving as Director of Southgate Properties, a nonprofit with multi-million dollar real estate transactions; and working as the economic development director for the city of Taylor, Michigan.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives.

Tory oversees several areas and departments: executive staff, asset management, operations, development, public safety, emergency preparedness, government and external affairs, strategy and innovation, marketing and communications. He joined the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in 2012, bringing with him more than two decades of aviation experience. He served as the Executive Director of Airports for the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority for more than eight years. Before that he was the Airport Executive Director of Rapid City Regional Airport in Rapid City, South Dakota, and was an Airport Operations Officer at the Dubuque Regional Airport in Iowa. Tory earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from the University of Dubuque.

Randy has worked in a number of capacities for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority including Audit, Finance, Facilities and Parking & Ground Transportation. Previously he spent over six years in public accounting as an audit supervisor working with clients in a variety of public and private sectors. Randy is involved in various professional and community capacities. He received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Akron and holds a number of licenses, including Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor.

Casey provides strategic direction for the use and maintenance of CRAA-owned and operated assets — including facilities, grounds, pavement and equipment. Casey received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology: Airway Science Management from Arizona State University. Previously, he was Deputy Director of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, a former Air Force Base that now provides commercial passenger service. He started his career at the Arizona Department of Transportation and has also worked at San Francisco International Airport.

Shannetta has more than 30 years of industry experience in planning, designing, constructing, managing budgets and coordinating with stakeholders on various airport projects including inline baggage systems, on-airport hotels, hangars, terminals, runways and much more. Shannetta received her degree from the University of Toledo and was the first African-American woman to graduate from the College of Engineering. She has been a member of the Airport Minority Advisory Council since 1986, has served three terms on their board and has served on several committees. She has received the Outstanding Alumni Civil Engineer for the University of Toledo, the 2016 Airport Minority Advisory Council Women of Influence Award and the 2017 Center for Leadership Development Achievement in Business and Industry Award. She currently chairs the Business Diversity Committee for Airports Council International-North America.


Amanda, with the airport authority since 2012, previously served as Director of Human Resources & Employment Counsel, overseeing employee and labor relations, benefits and compensation, training, talent acquisition and organizational design programs and initiatives. She also represented the organization in labor negotiations before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. Before joining the airport authority, Amanda spent nine years in private practice as a labor and employment attorney, guiding and representing employers regarding a wide variety of labor and employment matters. She was named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2011 and 2012. Amanda graduated cum laude from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Psychology in 2000. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2003. She has lived in Columbus since graduating from law school.

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