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.

Rod began his aviation career at Rickenbacker International Airport as Airport Manager in 1989. In 1991 he was appointed Managing Director of Finance and Administration and later named Columbus Regional Airport Authority's Chief Operations Officer overseeing operations at John Glenn International, Rickenbacker International and Bolton Field airports. Rod received a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University. He is a licensed attorney and CPA in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Rod also holds a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings.

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. Additionally, he also oversees the Real Estate department and all land and airside development at our three airports. 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.

Tory oversees several divisions in the implementation of his strategic role: Enterprise Communications, Government Affairs, Human Resources and the Project Portfolio Office. 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.

Besides business development which involves close collaboration with key public and private stakeholders, David oversees customer service, marketing, parking and ground transportation and revenue management. Previously, he also was responsible for communications and media relations initiatives. Prior to joining the Columbus Regional Airport Authority in 1997 David spent 13 years with America West Airlines where he was the station manager for operations in San Jose, California, and Tucson, Arizona. He later became Director of Customer Service for the America West Columbus hub located at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (formerly called Port Columbus International). David graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire with a Bachelors of Science in psychology and secondary education.

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