Personal Insights on TYS From Its Top Executive
Managing people, resources and public expectation at one of the nation’s top 100 airports is a full-time job for Patrick Wilson, President of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority. Daily, he oversees the operation of McGhee Tyson Airport with his eyes focused on the future of air service and needs of the airport’s travelers and guests. In this episode, hear about Patrick’s first year at TYS, his experiences as an airport president and what he sees in the airport’s future.
Guest in this Episode
Patrick Wilson, A.A.E., is president of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority (MKAA). Prior to coming to the MKAA, he served as president of the Tri-Cities Airport in Blountville, TN. Wilson received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and earned a Master of Business Administration in Aviation and Aerospace Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida.
Mentioned in this Episode
- McGhee Tyson Airport’s Economic Impact: 3,500 airport-wide employees
- November 30, 2019: Busiest Day Ever at McGhee Tyson Airport
- Referenced Previous Podcast Episode: Celebrities, Crews, and Construction: How the Airport Hilton Continues to Adapt with Aviation
- Referenced Previous Podcast Episode: 36 Years in Less than 36 Minutes
- Over three years, McGhee Tyson Airport has seen a 30% increase in passenger traffic
“Airlines don’t create growth, they follow it.”