The Tucson Airport Authority Names Chris Deitz, C.M., Vice President of Operations

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March 28, 2024

TUCSON, AZ – The Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) has named Chris Deitz, C.M., as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Deitz will join the TAA’s Executive Team in leading the oversight and administration of Tucson International Airport (TUS) and Ryan Airfield (RYN). He began his new role on March 26, 2024.

In this position, Mr. Deitz will oversee the Operations Division consisting of Airside Operations, Police Department, Fire Department, Maintenance, Custodial Services, and Emergency Management. Prior to joining the TAA, Mr. Dietz was the Director of Operations and Maintenance for the Rapid City Regional Airport. He has also worked for Grand Forks Regional Airport Authority as ARFF/Operations Supervisor.

“I’m excited to join the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) team because of its commitment to enhancing the traveler experience and driving economic growth in the region,” said Mr. Deitz. “I look forward to contributing to the airport’s mission and helping them reach their goals. Additionally, being part of a dynamic and innovative organization like TAA presents a great opportunity to be involved in the community and support the community’s needs.”

“The TAA continues to accelerate our performance by attracting top talent like Chris Deitz,” said TAA President/CEO Danette Bewley. “He comes to this organization with the skillset and experience that we expect from our executive leadership.  His wealth of experience and proven leadership in operations will be instrumental in ensuring that safety, security, and customer service remain a top priority.”

Mr. Deitz received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives and served as President of the South Dakota Airport Managers Association. 

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