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Jeffrey Brown to Serve as New Aviation Chief Operating Officer

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New COO position will report to the Aviation Managing Director Lance Lyttle
February 25, 2020

Jeffrey Brown will serve as Aviation Chief Operating OfficerSeattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) announced that Jeffrey Brown has been selected to serve as the new Aviation Chief Operation Officer effective immediately. The new position will report directly to the Aviation Managing Director to ensure operational and strategic decisions are made and communicated in a timely and effective manner, so the airport continues to run smoothly and efficiently.

Brown has been the Director, Aviation Facilities & Capital Programs for the Port of Seattle since June 2016, leading the Aviation Planning, Capital Programs, Facilities and Infrastructure, Art Program, and the Airport Building Departments. Prior to coming to the Port, Brown was the Chief Infrastructure Officer at Houston Airport System. During his 25+ year career in the Aviation industry, he has worked as a Civil Engineer for URS Consulting, the Director of Engineering at KBR Consulting, a Sr. Construction Engineer for Bechtel at McCarran International Airport, Design and Construction Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport and a Civil Engineer at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Brown holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Baruch College and a master’s degree from Columbia University. He is a licensed professional engineer, a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

2020 is a monumental year and the beginning of a monumental decade for the airport. The Puget Sound region is experiencing tremendous growth, reflected by the more than 40 percent increase in passengers at the airport over the past five years.

The COO will help manage current spending of more than $6.5 billion on capital development projects between now and 2025 to further reduce delays and improve the customer experience with more space and services. High-profile projects include the new International Arrivals Facility, North Satellite Modernization Project, new high efficiency baggage system, as well as SEA’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP).


Perry Cooper | SEA Airport Media Relations
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