The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Appoints Marshall Stevens, A.A.E., Vice President of Operations/COO
August 22, 2023
MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority has named Marshall Stevens, A.A.E., Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the operational objectives of Memphis International Airport (MEM) and will recommend long-range objectives and strategies for the Airport’s Operations, Maintenance, Development, Public Safety, and General Aviation functions. He is tentatively scheduled to begin his new position on October 9, 2023.
Mr. Stevens has more than 30 years of aviation experience, serving most recently as the Deputy Executive Director for the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority, a position he has held since March 2008, where he manages Harrisburg International Airport (MDT) and three general aviation airports in Middletown, PA. He served from 1999 to early 2008 as the Airport Manager for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport near Glens Falls, New York, where he was responsible for all aspects of the operation, maintenance, and capital improvement of the airport. Previously Mr. Stevens worked as an airport consultant where he prepared airport master plans, environmental and noise studies, and capital improvement plans.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Memphis Shelby County Airport Authority team,” said Mr. Stevens. “All of the staff and leadership that I have met so far have been extremely friendly and welcoming. With FedEx, the world’s commerce travels through Memphis, and the opportunities for passenger growth make this airport an exciting place to be.”
Mr. Stevens is an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.) by the American Association of Airport Executives where he was recently elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors as the Secretary/Treasurer. He is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of AAAE, a former board member of the New York Aviation Management Association, former board chair of the Modern Transit Partnership, and a founding board member and secretary for Pilots with a Purpose, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide flight instruction and aviation education to underprivileged and minority students. Mr. Stevens received a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.