Christina Cassotis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, an agency that oversees Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, Pittsburgh’s executive gateway.
At Pittsburgh International, she oversees an airport with over 8 million passengers annually and is successfully leading its transition from a mega connecting hub to a top O&D facility.
Prior to joining the Allegheny County Airport Authority in January 2015, Ms. Cassotis spent 15 years at SH&E and later the merged ICF-SH&E, a global commercial aviation consulting firm. Most recently there, she served as Managing Officer for Airport Services, leading a global team of airport consultants in areas of competitiveness and business strategy for clients worldwide.
She’s advised airports around the globe on economic strategy, developing business plans and working with state departments of transportation on airport system planning.
Ms. Cassotis began her career in commercial aviation working for Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Boston Logan International Airport. She served as Deputy Director of Communications, leading strategy surrounding airport improvement projects including Massport’s controversial program to build a new runway.
She excels in managing partnerships and engaging stakeholders in support of major goals and initiatives.
Ms. Cassotis holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.
She is married, has one son, and resides Pittsburgh.