Friday, May 12, 2017

Christina Cassotis: 2017 Women of Distinction Award in Government and Law

Eight inspiring women from the Pittsburgh area, two outstanding Girl Scouts, and Girl Scout community-champion corporation GEICO will be honored at our Pittsburgh Awards of Distinction Luncheon on Wednesday, May 31 at the Omni William Penn Hotel. Proceeds of this premier event support Girl Scouts’ mission to develop courage, confidence and character in girls and to inspire the next generation of young women to become the leaders of tomorrow. Register now

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.