Sylvester Turner
City of Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner was elected Mayor of Houston on December 12, 2015, to serve a four year term beginning January 4, 2016.

Sylvester Turner was born and raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest Houston. His parents moved to Acres Homes in 1954, the year Sylvester was born.

Sylvester's mother worked as a maid in the old Rice Hotel in Houston. His father worked as a painter for Continental Ensco and cut yards with his sons on the weekends to make extra money. The Turners r...

Mario C. Diaz
Director of Aviation
Houston Airport System

Diaz is responsible for the overall management of the Houston Airport System’s three aviation facilities: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD). He is one of the industry’s leading authorities in the study of future developments in commercial aviation.

Since his arrival in Houston in 2010, Diaz led efforts along three broad strategic fronts: establish Bush Airport as the region’s long-haul, full service inte...

Saba Abashawl
Chief External Affairs Officer
Houston Airport System

As Deputy Director of the Houston Airport System, Saba manages the External Affairs division for Global Industry Relations, Government Affairs and Corporate Communications. She leads a variety of Business Development initiatives that together, provide a vital support network for new and expanded air service in Houston. This means a greater level of connectivity for millions of Houstonians, fueling economic growth.

Saba also serves as Executive Officer for the Mayor of Houston in foreign af...

Tanya Acevedo
Chief Technology Officer
Houston Airport System

Tanya oversees the strategic planning and operational activities for a variety of technology systems and applications at Bush Intercontinental, William P. Hobby, and Ellington Airports.

Her role is to lead a dynamic team that plays a key role in ensuring the successful execution of HAS’ mission through innovative and enabling technology. Key areas of focus will highlight technologies delivering way finding, passenger flow/tracking, a stronger cyber security posture and a renewed comm...

Robert Barker
Chief Development Officer - Infrastructure
Houston Airport System

Robert “Bob” Barker is the Chief Development Officer of the Infrastructure Division for the Houston Airport System (HAS). Barker is responsible for the effective planning to guide the long term capital development of Houston’s three airports, overseeing the administration of planning, design and construction contracts in support of the long term and short term capital projects, analyzing operations and implementing best practice policies and procedures at HAS. He’s als...

Yvette Brown
Chief Marketing Officer
Houston Airport System

Yvette Brown is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief Marketing Officer.

Brown leads the development and execution for HAS' integrated marketing strategy, via digital, social and traditional marketing channels. She trumpets the HAS brand and customer service proposition, leveraging future-facing technologies and research in support of HAS being recognized as a formidable leader in customer experience regionally, nationally and internationally.

She comes to us as a marketing...

J'Maine Chubb
Chief Financial Officer
Houston Airport System

J’Maine Chubb is responsible for the overall financial health of the Houston Airport System (HAS). As part of the Executive Team, the CFO provides financial leadership by working with the Executive Management Team to establish long-range financial goals, strategies and plans while also ensuring that short-term funding needs are met. Mr. Chubb plays a leading role in driving HAS' "Build the Platforms for Future Success" strategic priority, as he helps HAS maintain fiscal di...

Steven Hennigan
Chief of Operations
Houston Airport System

Steven Hennigan, is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief of Operations. Hennigan brings over two decades of aviation and leadership experience, with half of his tenure at HAS.

As HAS' Chief of Operations, Hennigan is responsible for:

  • Operations at George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airports (HOU), which include the Airport Operations Center (AOC), Airside, Safety Management System (SMS), Landside, Ground Transportation, Security/Badging and Safety &...
Harleen Hines Smith
Chief Human Resources Officer
Houston Airport System

Harleen Hines Smith is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Houston Airport System (HAS). She leads human resource functions for all three airports impacting over 1,200 employees.

With more than 15 years of human resources experience in the private sector, Smith is working to make Houston Airport System an employer of choice. She manages the Human Capital Management department, and her areas of responsibility include human resources business partnerships, client relations, payroll, be...

Jocelyn Labove
Chief Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer
Houston Airport System

Jocelyn Labove is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer for the Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance division.

This division is responsible for:

  • Advancing HAS initiatives and objectives through identification of threats; administrative policy development pertinent to aviation governing the use, control and operation of HAS.
  • Developing and maintaining FAA compliant service level agreements with all stakeholders. And interac...
Arturo Machuca
General Manager, Ellington Airport
Houston Airport System

Arturo Machuca is the General Manager of the Houston Airport System’s Ellington Airport. Machuca oversees the daily operations and the development and implementation of policies and procedures at Ellington Airport. He is also the lead on the Houston Spaceport project.

With over 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the aviation industry, Arturo joined the Houston Airport System in 2009. His prior responsibilities included economic development, industry affairs and business re...

Liliana Rambo, CM, CAPP
General Manager, William P. Hobby Airport
Houston Airport System

Liliana Rambo, CM, CAPP, is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief Terminal Management Officer.

As HAS' Chief Terminal Management Officer, Rambo is responsible for the overall passenger experience of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by focusing on:

  • Delivering excellent customer service.
  • Passenger experience metrics.
  • Passenger engagement in individual terminals.
  • Relationships with airline and federal partners to support pa...
Ian Wadsworth
Chief Commercial Officer
Houston Airport System

Ian Wadsworth is the Chief Commercial Officer of the Houston Airport System (HAS), overseeing the commercial activities at HAS’ three airports, including air service development, airline affairs, concessions, parking, real estate, and marketing.

He joined the Houston Airport System in November 2008 as Deputy Director, Finance and Administration.  Prior to joining the Houston Airport System, Mr. Wadsworth served in various finance, planning, and marketing roles over 15 years at A...