Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Website Rhode Island Airport Corporation

Rhode Island Airport Corporation (“RIAC”, “the organization”) was created by the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation now known as the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI), on December 9, 1992. RIAC was created as a public corporation, governmental agency, and public instrumentality, having a distinct legal existence from the State of Rhode Island and Commerce RI, yet having many of the same powers and purposes as Commerce RI. The powers of the corporation are vested in its seven-member board of directors, all of whom are appointed by the Governor. RIAC is a component unit of the State. RIAC is empowered, pursuant to its Articles of Incorporation and Rhode Island law, to undertake the planning, development, management, acquisition, ownership, operation, repair, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, renovation, improvement, maintenance, development, sale, lease, or other disposition of any airport facility within the State.

Vision and Mission

The vision of RIAC is to be a “safe, convenient aviation gateway for New England.”
The mission of RIAC is to be a self-sustaining public agency that provides quality facilities:
▪ For safe, secure, efficient and convenient air transportation for Rhode Island and the New England region;
▪ By developing, promoting and managing the airport system to stimulate the region’s economic growth; and
▪ By fostering a corporate culture that balances fiscal, civic and environmental stewardship.

In support of its vision and mission, RIAC has set six key goals in the following areas:
▪ Infrastructure;
▪ Economic Development;
▪ Finance;
▪ Customer Service;
▪ Communication, and;
▪ Organization.

Rhode Island Airport Corporation is seeking a Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) to oversee all aspects of operations, maintenance, fire, and police at the organization, across all of the sites in the RIAC portfolio.

This is a great opportunity for a high-performing airport operations executive and leader who is committed to excellence and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. In this role, the successful candidate will have the ability to apply his/her leadership, innovation and ingenuity skills to continue building upon RIAC’s success to date.

In this critical position, RIAC is seeking a collaborative leader with a proven track record of excellent operational performance within a complex airport system. The airport is also looking for an innovative thinker, with the drive and ingenuity to help achieve RIAC’s strategic plan objectives.

The COO position is responsible for leading operations, maintenance, five (5) general aviation airports,
fire, and police, the majority of whom are unionized. Please refer to Appendix A in the full job specification for a complete
organizational chart.

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