GREER, S.C.— The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District has named Mr. Deven Judd, A.A.E., IAP, PMP, as its new Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Mr. Judd will begin his role at the District in October 2022.
Mr. Judd has served as the Director of Concessions Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) since 2016 while also serving as acting Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Strategy from 2021 to May of 2022. Prior to his work with MWAA, Mr. Judd held the positions of Concessions Business Development Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Project Consultant for Jacobsen/Daniels Associates, and Business Development & Properties Administrator for Jacksonville Aviation Authority in Florida.
“I am extremely excited to have Deven join the GSP Team,” said Dave Edwards, president and CEO of GSP. “His experience in multiple areas of airport commercial business will be a tremendous asset for the District. His passion for the industry is evident and it will continue to serve him well as the District looks to take our commercial business programs to the next level.”
Mr. Judd is an industry professional with over 20 years airport executive leadership experience. During his career, he has developed and led a wide variety of revenue initiatives as well as successfully managed concessions programs generating over $100M in annual revenues. Deven has a B.S. in Aviation Management from Hampton University as well as an MBA from the University of North Florida. Deven is also an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E), an International Airport Professional (IAP), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Regarding his new appointment, Mr. Judd stated, “I am honored and excited to join the award-winning team at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District and I look forward to meeting and working with all of the tenants, stakeholders, and partners in the region. I am looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of the Airport and exceeding the expectations of the District.”
The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District oversees the operation of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport including management of administration, police, fire, corporate aviation, commercial services, cargo, facilities, maintenance, land development, and terminal and airfield operations for the facility.
About Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is served by seven major airlines transporting millions of passengers each year to their favorite destinations. GSP has been recognized as the Best Airport in North America in the 2-5 million passenger category by its customers and Airports Council International. The airport is also a hub for air cargo, including flights regularly flown to and from Europe, Mexico, and points across the United States. Learn more at gspairport.com.