May, 2015

Casey Denny to join Columbus Regional Airport Authority as Vice President of Asset Management

Casey Denny to join Columbus Regional Airport Authority as Vice President of Asset Management

Denny will oversee and provide strategic direction for the use and maintenance of buildings, grounds, pavement and equipment for Airport Authority owned and operated assets. Six departments representing more than 175 employees across three airports align under Denny’s capable and proven asset management leadership.

“Casey Denny’s distinguished aviation career, related accomplishments and interpersonal communication skills qualify him to lead a division that’s critically important to the success of our airports in the Columbus region,” said Airport Authority President & CEO Elaine Roberts, A.A.E., to whom Denny will report. “I’m thrilled to have him on my executive team.”

Denny’s aviation career spans more than 20 years and encompasses asset management, airfield construction and maintenance, airport-run fixed base operation, emergency operations, airport operations, strategic planning, safety and security inspections, capital improvement programs and organizational leadership. In addition to serving the Arizona Department of Transportation, Lake Havasu City Airport, Scottsdale Airport, and San Francisco International Airport, Denny dedicated a major portion of his aviation career developing the former Williams Air Force Base into one of the fastest growing commercial airports in the United States – Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. Denny leaves his Deputy Director position there in Arizona to assume the asset management role in his native state of Ohio.

“I’m very enthused about transitioning to Central Ohio’s vibrant community and growing aviation system. Port Columbus, Rickenbacker and Bolton Field airports hold respected reputations locally and among airlines and aviation peers all over the world. I look forward to making meaningful contributions alongside Elaine Roberts and her talented teams,” Denny said.

As an Accredited Airport Executive, Denny has amassed to his credit a voluminous list of professional activities. He is the immediate past president of the Southwest Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives, a past president of the Arizona Airports Association, past president of Gilbert Leadership, and serves on aviation industry advisory boards for his alma mater, Arizona State University, as well as East Valley Institute of Technology. Denny and his wife Susan, also an Ohio native, devote time to raising three very active boys, ages eleven, nine and eight.

About the Columbus Regional Airport Authority

With its vision to connect Ohio with the world, the Columbus Regional Airport Authority oversees the operation of passenger-focused Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), cargo-focused Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK), and general aviation airport Bolton Field (TZR). An independent economic impact study completed in 2012 found that the three airports and select businesses with direct ties to the Airport Authority account for more than 54,000 jobs, $1.8 billion in annual payroll and $6.6 billion in total annual economic output. Visit to learn more. For additional information, contact Angie Tabor, Manager of Communications & Media Relations, at 614-239-4081.

Source: Columbus Regional Airport Authority

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