The City of Brownsville Announces New Assistant Director of Airport
October 17, 2023
BROWNSVILLE, TX – The City of Brownsville has named Christopher Hopkins, C.M. Assistant Director of Airport for Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO). In this position, Mr. Hopkins will manage airside, landside, security, ground transportation and terminal operations for the airport. He began his new position on October 18, 2023.
Mr. Hopkins brings more than 22 years of industry experience in aviation, security, business finance, contract negotiations and public safety. Most recently, he worked for Aviation Events & Consulting, a firm specializing in lease negotiations and business development of airport space. Previously, Mr. Hopkins was VP of Aviation & Government Services for HSS; Chief Business Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Falken Dynamix Corporation; and Chief Operating Officer for Wings Over the Rockies – Exploration of Flight.
“The City of Brownsville and one of its economic drivers, the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport are poised for future economic growth,” said Mr. Hopkins. “Under the leadership of the city manager, Helen Ramirez, I look forward to working with the great team at BRO to help bring a great experience to our traveling passengers. Whether it be a first experience or one of many, I would like our guests to take a pleasurable impression of the airport back to their family, friends and colleagues. I will enjoy working alongside the professionals at BRO to help align it to the next level in growth and development.”
Mr. Hopkins earned his bachelor’s degree in Accountancy/Criminology/International Studies from the University of South Florida. He also received a bachelor’s degree in Aviation/Aerospace & Airport Management from Metropolitan State University. He is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives and is a private pilot.