Airport Authority adds manager

Trudy Carson has joined the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority as air service development manager.

Carson previously worked at Tampa International Airport as director of air service development.

In her role, Carson helps attract new airlines and air service, as well as retains current service, to Nashville International Airport.

Carson’s hiring is part of major personnel changes involving MNAA. Last week, the authority announced that President and CEO Raul Regalado plans to retire, effective June 30. He will be replaced by Rob Wigington, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer and has been with the authority less than a year.

In addition, and also announced last week, MNAA has added Amanda Farnsworth, a senior executive at investment firm Hilliard Lyons' local operations, to its board of commissioners.

Mar 27, 2012 11:50 AM

Gresham in Tampa airport ethics pickle

Locally based architecture and engineering firm Gresham Smith & Partners was the low bidder on a recently commissioned project to redesign the main terminal of Tampa International Airport, but the firm may not win the business. The husband of one of its principals, Jacqueline Russo, is a senior planning official with the airport and five of his direct reports made up most of the committee that reviewed the bids. The disclosure of that situation led airport board members to put all contract awards on ice for two months.
Nov 9, 2010 8:20 AM