Allegheny County Airport Authority
As CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, Christina Cassotis has led a dramatic turnaround at Pittsburgh International Airport – a near doubling of nonstop destinations served, five years of strong passenger traffic growth, and an ambitious Terminal Modernization Program.
During her tenure, Pittsburgh International was named Air Transport World’s 2017 Airport of the Year and Regional Airport of the Year by the CAPA Centre for Aviation. Fast Company magazine named Pittsburgh International Airport as One of the Most Innovative Companies in the World as well as a finalist in its World Changing Ideas awards, both in 2020. Ms. Cassotis also received the 2017 Excellence in Visionary Leadership Award from Airports Council International – North America, and was named the 2017 Director of the Year for medium-size airports by Airport Revenue News.
Ms. Cassotis began her career in commercial aviation working for the Massachusetts Port Authority which operates Boston Logan International Airport. She went on to serve as Managing Officer for Airport Services for SH&E, leading a global team of aviation consultants.
A frequent speaker at national and international aviation events, Ms. Cassotis holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from the University of Massachusetts. With airport staff and a team of regional partners, she continues to transform Pittsburgh’s airports to reflect and serve the community, inspire the industry, and advance the region’s role as a world leader.
Ms. Cassotis resides in Pittsburgh with her husband and son.