Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) owns and operates Memphis International Airport (MEM), as well as two general aviation airports, General DeWitt Spain airport near downtown and Charles W. Baker airport in Millington. MSCAA is responsible for the operation and maintenance of runways and airport buildings and facilities. The Memphis Airport Police Department is also part of MSCAA. The Airport Authority is self-funded and receives no local tax revenue. MSCAA’s annual budget is approximately $118 million.
There are approximately 300 full-time and 35 seasonal employees of MSCAA.
MSCAA is governed by a seven-member board of commissioners. Five are appointed by the Mayor of Memphis and two are appointed by the Shelby County Mayor. All MSCAA board member nominations must be approved by the Memphis City Council, and the commissioners serve seven-year terms.
Board of Commissioners
Michael Keeney, Chair
Pamela Clary, Vice Chair
Jack Sammons, Secretary
Scott A Brockman, A.A.E. – President and Chief Executive Officer
Terry S. Blue, A.A.E. – Executive Vice President, Operations/Chief Operating Officer
Sylvester Lavender – Vice President of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer
Nathan Luce P.E. – Director of Procurement
Jeffrey W. Hanley, C.M. – Director of Finance
James A. Hay II, C.M. – Director of Development
Zach Shaw, PE, PMP – Director of Maintenance
David Ritter C.M. ACE – Director of Information Technology
Glen Thomas, C.M. – Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications/Public Information Officer
Thomas E. Wallace, A.A.E. – Director of Operations and Public Safety
Jason McBride, C.M. – Director of Properties
Jerry Brandon – Chief of Public Safety
Michael Fulton – Director of Government Affairs and Business Diversity Development (BDD)
Amber Floyd – General Counsel
Joe Claiborne – Senior Manager of Business Diversity Development
Julie Stewart, P.H.R. – Director of Human Resources
Chip Gentry, C.M., ACE – Air Service Research and Development Manager