The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority Appoints Brian Elton as Director of Technology

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February 28, 2023

KNOXVILLE, TN – The Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA) has named Brian Elton as Director of Technology. In this position, Mr. Elton will oversee all aspects of technology and cybersecurity for the McGhee Tyson (TYS) and Downtown Island (DKX) airports. He began his new position on February 27, 2023.

Mr. Elton brings more than 20 years of professional technology experience, including 15 years in large-scale, multi-county healthcare facilities. Most recently he was the Information Security Officer and Director of Information Technology for Ridgeview Health Services where he transitioned the organization to a new electronic medical record system. He has also worked as Manager, IS Operations for FMOL Health System and as Senior, IS Analyst for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center.

“I am honored and thrilled to join the team at MKAA as the new Director of Technology,” said Mr. Elton. “I am excited to work with a team that is engaged, strives for excellence, and promotes what is best for the community. I look forward to leading the technological vision and modernization initiatives that will provide a superior travel experience for visitors of MKAA.”

Mr. Elton received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University.

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