Chris Poinsatte

Chris Poinsatte was appointed Executive Vice President-Chief Financial Officer for the Airport in September 2003. Mr. Poinsatte is responsible for finance, treasury, strategic planning, performance measurement, procurement, information technology, and the airline business relationship. Mr. Poinsatte is currently negotiating a new long-term business relationship with the airlines, developing a financing strategy for future debt issuances, implanting Oracle Fusion for accounting and procurement, and implementing DFW’s digital strategy focused on a simplified and frictionless customer journey and moving from reactive to proactive operations. He is also leading an industry-wide effort to develop an ESG framework and metrics for North American airports. Mr. Poinsatte has held executive leadership positions in a wide range of international, private, and government organizations. Prior to joining the Airport, he was the Chief Financial Officer of NextJet Technologies, Inc., a start-up transportation management and logistics software company. Before that position, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) where he developed DART’s $2.9 billion financing program for its light rail expansion. Mr. Poinsatte has received the Public Sector CFO of the Year Award from the Dallas Business Journal, the Fort Worth Business Press and D CEO Magazine. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame, is a Certified Public Accountant, and a frequent keynote speaker at various community and industry conferences.