Rob Wigington, IAP, has been named the new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.
Wigington replaces Monty Burgess, who retired in June.
The following are excerpts from the MNAA press release:
“Rob brings a longtime commitment to the airport industry and an extensive skill set to the MNAA, where he will play an important role in providing what we call the Nashville Airports Experience to our passengers, partners and employees,” said Raul Regalado, President and CEO of the MNAA.
As Executive Vice President and COO, Wigington oversees the MNAA’s Operations, Maintenance, Public Safety, Community Affairs and Customer Service, Finance, Purchasing, Treasury, Accounting, Information Technology, MNAA Properties Corporation, Business Development, Continuous Improvement, Properties, and Planning, Design and Construction departments.
Wigington joined the MNAA staff from Houston, Texas, where he served as Deputy Director of the Houston Airport System since 2007. Previously, Wigington held leadership positions with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Airports Council International – North America, Fleishman Hillard/GPC, and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
Wigington has more than 30 years of experience in multiple aspects of the airport industry. He has a master’s of public administration degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in government from Pomona College. Wigington is accredited as an International Airport Professional by Airports Council International.