TAIT Announces New Director of Marketing and Community Relations

TAIT Announces New Director of Marketing and Community Relations

TULSA, OK – March 11, 2024 – Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) has named Stephanie Chester as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations. She will be responsible for the strategic planning of marketing and community engagement activities for all airports under TAIT’s umbrella, as well as fostering the relationships with commercial and cargo airlines to drive additional airline activity through retention and capacity enhancements of airline service.

Chester most recently served as the Marketing Manager at Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust and has been a member of the marketing team since January 2016, starting as the Community Relations Manager. Chester has been responsible for managing marketing and advertising campaigns that highlight TUL’s air service and parking, led the largest art investment that TUL has ever made with the new suspended artwork installation that will take place in June 2024, and most recently, launched the Propel TUL campaign that highlights TUL’s multi-year growth plan that will be taking place over the next three years. Prior to the airport, Chester has broad marketing and branding experience in various sectors including healthcare, energy, and oil and gas.

“Stephanie has been an invaluable asset to our team and played an integral role in elevating our brand and connecting the airport with different community initiatives,” said Alexis Higgins, CEO of Tulsa Airports.  “We are excited for Stephanie to continue to grow the momentum the airport is experiencing and know that she will be a great advocate for Tulsa and our airports.”

Chester holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Graphic Design from the University of Central Missouri.

About Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust: Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust (TAIT) administers, manages and operates Tulsa International Airport (TUL) and Tulsa Riverside Airport (RVS), both of which are owned by the City of Tulsa. TAIT’s mission is to provide a safe, efficient, self-supporting airport system for the citizens of the Tulsa metropolitan area and surrounding region.

About Tulsa International Airport: Five air carriers offer nonstop service from TUL to 22 destinations across the country. In 2023, the airport had the highest number of annual passengers since 2008 with a total of 3.14 million passengers. For more information visit