The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Appoints Tony O’Brian, Esq., IAP, C.M., as Vice President, Real Estate
July 27, 2022
TAMPA, FL – The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority has named Tony O’Brian, Esq., IAP, C.M., as Vice President, Real Estate. In this position, Mr. O’Brian will be responsible for the strategic leadership, management and coordination of all real estate leases, contracts, agreements, and real estate development for the Authority at all operated airports. He began his position on July 25, 2022.
An experienced commercial manager and attorney, Mr. O’Brian most recently was Airport Assistant General Manager, Commercial Division for the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. In that role, he managed four lines of business: Properties & Airline Affairs, Commercial Real Estate Development, Non-traditional Concessions/Special Projects, and Air Service Development.
“I am honored to be able to take my battle-tested skills and solid airline relationships from the World’s Busiest Airport and employ them at America’s Favorite Airport,” said Mr. O’Brian. “Working alongside the stellar team at Tampa International Airport to execute the ambitious real estate projects of the Master Plan is a once-in-a-career opportunity that I am thrilled to begin. I’m looking forward to doing great things together and continuing the legacy of excellence that TPA has meticulously built.”
Mr. O’Brian earned his bachelor’s degree in International Business from Hawaii Pacific University and went on to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University School of Law. He is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives and is certified as an International Airport Professional (IAP) by Airports Council International. He has also served as President of the Georgia Airports Association.