ACI-NA Recognizes Houston Airport System’s LaBove as the 2022 Airport Risk Management Professional of the Year

WASHINGTON  – Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) today announced Jocelyn LaBove as the recipient of the 2022 ACI-NA Risk Management Professional of the Year Award. LaBove serves as Chief Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer at the Houston Airport System.

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

The recipient was presented during the 2023 Risk Management Conference in New Orleans, LA. The conference was attended by nearly 200 risk management professionals from the North American airport industry.

As the Chief Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer, LaBove has established the Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Office (ARRC) thereby taking the next step in raising the risk management profile at Houston Airport System. She has collaborated with departments across the airport system and city to embrace a well-rounded enterprise risk management program. LaBove has also developed policies to heighten awareness of Safety Management Systems (SMS). During the COVID-19 pandemic, she demonstrated deep involvement in the COVID-19 response at her airport.



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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