ACI-NA Recognizes DFW’s Sqrow as the 2020 Airport Risk Management Professional of the Year

MIAMI – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today announced the recipient of the first-ever ACI-NA Risk Management Professional of the Year Award. The recipient, Trisha Sqrow, serves as Assistant Vice President of Risk Management at the Dallas Forth Worth (DFW) International Airport.

“As airports around the country seek ways to fine-tune their risk management strategies, Trisha has demonstrated leadership and expertise in this important field,” said ACI-NA President and CEO Kevin M. Burke. “I congratulate Trisha on her considerable achievements and thank her for her commitment to creating a resilient and responsible organization that serves its passengers, customers and region.”

The recipient was announced during this week’s Risk Management Conference in Miami, FL. The conference was attended by more than 150 risk management professionals from the North American airport industry.

As Assistant Vice President of Risk Management for the Dallas Forth Worth Airport, Trisha Sqrow oversees DFW’s safe and secure strategic goals and initiatives to help create and sustain a resilient organization and culture. Under her leadership, the airport has implemented an enterprise risk management program that is able to quickly identify any concerns, simplify information, and apply practical solutions in a timely manner.

Through the work and oversight of the DFW Risk Council, Sqrow has also overseen information technology risk assessments, supported the implementation of an improved airfield driver safety training program, and mitigated risk while increasing opportunities through a concessions deliveries risk assessment. Additionally, Sqrow has helped DFW to improve its Safe & Secure Strategic Key Result scores. Over the past several years, DFW’s index score has risen from 83 to 91, with the majority of the airport’s scores within the 90 to 100 percent compliance/completion range.



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Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at