Bringing the World to Pittsburgh:
Christina Cassotis, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Christina Cassotis was recruited to Pittsburgh as CEO for the Allegheny County Airport Authority to attract new air service to western Pennsylvania. The transformation at the airport includes efforts to highlight the region’s art, technology, education, and innovation with interactive exhibits that represent some of the successes of the region. Carnegie Museums, Innovation Works, Carnegie Mellon University, The Frick Art and Historical Center, and others are creatively exhibiting their work at various areas of the airport. The airport is experiencing growth and its own success and recently became the first U.S. airport to be named Airport of the Year by Air Transport World magazine.