Congratulations to Christina Cassotis, recipient of the 2017 Women of Distinction Award in Government and Law!
Christina Cassotis is the chief executive officer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, an agency that oversees Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport.
At Pittsburgh International, she oversees a growing airport with over 8 million passengers annually and is successfully leading its transition from a mega connecting hub to a top O&D facility. Under her leadership, Air Transport World magazine named Pittsburgh International as its 2017 Airport of the Year, the first U.S. airport to garner the honor.
Prior to joining the Airport Authority in January 2015, Ms. Cassotis spent 15 years at SH&E, a global commercial aviation consulting firm. She served as managing officer for airport services, leading a team of airport consultants in areas of competitiveness and business strategy for clients worldwide.
Ms. Cassotis began her career in commercial aviation working for the Massachusetts Port Authority, which operates Boston Logan International Airport, where she served as deputy director of communications.
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 in the Sewickley area.