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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2017

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Announces New Deputy Director

MESA, Ariz. — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is pleased to announce the hiring of Scott Brownlee as its new Deputy Director.  Mr. Brownlee was selected from among seventy-five candidates during a national search.  He brings nearly three decades of commercial service and general aviation airport management experience to Arizona.

“Scott Brownlee is an experienced and well-rounded aviation professional,” said J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. Executive Director/CEO. “I am confident that he will be a valuable addition to the Gateway Airport Team.”

Brownlee added, “I am delighted to join Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority and am ready to work with the staff, airlines, and other partners to find new ways to build upon the tremendous economic impact of the airport.”

Brownlee has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Dakota and is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives. He also holds a FAA Private Pilots license and is a former certified Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighter.   

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About Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport:
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is owned and operated by the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority (PMGAA). PMGAA consists of representation from Mesa, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Gila River Indian Community, Phoenix, and Apache Junction. Gateway Airport offers nonstop passenger service to 40 cities via Allegiant and WestJet Airlines and welcomes more than 1.3 million passengers each year. Corporate, military and general aviation customers are served by Gateway Aviation Services, a 24-hour full service FBO located just north of the passenger terminal.

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority Media Contact:
Ryan Smith, Strategic Communications/Government Relations
Phone: 480-988-7617