John Wheat

John Wheat

John has 30 years of airport executive management experience at several major airport systems throughout the United States. Prior to joining the Sacramento team, he served as the Executive Director of Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, a newly constructed airport in the Florida Panhandle. Additionally, he was the Deputy Executive Director for the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority responsible for Tampa International and its general aviation system from 1999 to 2011.

John’s early career began with Salt Lake City Corporation, and during his 26-year tenure with the City, he served in many management capacities for the City and as the Deputy Executive Director for the Airport system from 1983 to 1999. John held several leadership positions with Airports Council International including the Finance Committee chair for both the North America region and World committee.

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