John Whitmire
City of Houston

Mayor John Whitmire serves as the Executive Officer of the City. As the City's chief administrator and official representative, the Mayor is responsible for the general management of the City and for seeing that all laws and ordinances are enforced. Administrative duties include the appointments, with Council approval, of department heads and persons serving on advisory boards.

Jim Szczesniak, A.A.E.
Director of Aviation
Houston Airports

Jim Szczesniak, A.A.E. is the Director of Aviation for the Houston Airport System (HAS). Jim has more than two decades of management experience in both the public and private sector. He is responsible for the overall management of the Houston Airport System’s three aviation facilities: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD).

Chief Operating Officer
Houston Airports

Kelly Woodward is the Chief Operating Officer for the Houston Airport System (HAS). Woodward brings over two decades of aviation management experience in the public and private sectors. She is responsible for: 

Saba Abashawl
Chief External Affairs Officer
Houston Airports

As Deputy Director for Houston Airports, Saba manages the External Affairs division for Global Industry Relations and Government Affairs. She leads a variety of Business Development initiatives that together, provide a vital support network for new and expanded air service in Houston. This means a greater level of connectivity for millions of Houstonians, fueling economic growth.

Francisco Cuellar
Chief Commercial Officer
Houston Airports

With a career in the aviation industry spanning more than 20 years, Francisco Cuellar has participated in airport bids in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Mexico. Some bids involved forming a consortium to invest in large infrastructure investments ranging from $100 million to $2.5 billion.

Chief Maintenance Officer
Houston Airports

Scott Hill is the Chief Maintenance Officer for Houston Airports, overseeing critical operations to ensure the smooth functioning of airport facilities. He reports to the Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Woodward. As Deputy Director of Maintenance, Hill is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the following services across all three airports:

Julie Landry
Chief Workforce Innovation and Development Officer
Houston Airports

Julie Landry leads the Workforce Innovation and Development (WID) division, which is dedicated to supporting the operations and 1,200 employees of Houston Airports.  The focus of WID is to prepare the Houston Airports workforce of today for the needs of the airport system tomorrow.  WID serves as an internal resource for all HAS divisions and as a liaison for the department with City of Houston Shared Services (HR and Payroll).

Arturo Machuca
Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport

As the Director of Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport, Arturo Machuca is a tireless advocate of commercial space and a dedicated leader in the aerospace and aviation community. His efforts and leadership have been crucial to the rapid growth of the Houston Spaceport over the past seven years.

Liliana Rambo, CM, CAPP
Chief Terminal Management Officer
Houston Airports

Liliana Rambo, CM, CAPP, is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief Terminal Management Officer.

As HAS' Chief Terminal Management Officer, Rambo is responsible for the overall passenger experience of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by focusing on:

Clint Stephen
Chief Financial Officer

Clint Stephen is responsible for monitoring the overall financial health of the Houston Airport System. Mr. Stephens provides financial leadership by working with the Executive Management Team to establish long-range financial goals, strategies, and plans while also ensuring that short-term funding needs are met.

Molly Waits
Chief Marketing, Air Service Development and Communications Officer
Houston Airports

Molly Waits leads Houston Airports' Marketing, Air Service Development and Communications, MAC, division. She's a passionate aviation professional with 22 years in the industry, including 16 years with Houston Airports.  With a track record of proven success, Waits brings a collaborative and cohesive management approach to her role in leading the division.