Tulsa Airports CEO Elected to 2023 Airports Council International Board of Directors

TULSA, Oklahoma – January 13, 2023 – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA), has announced new leaders to their Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2023. ACI-NA is the trade association representing commercial service airports in the United States and Canada. Alexis Higgins, Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust CEO, who oversees all operations at both Tulsa International Airport and Tulsa Riverside Airport, is pleased to be among the industry leaders to serve this year.

“I’m looking forward to representing not only Tulsa International Airport, but all airports in North America,” said Alexis Higgins, Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust CEO. “ACI-NA has been a continuous resource for me throughout my airport career, and I’m honored to be able to serve on their board.”

“For the last 75 years, ACI-NA has forged a solid reputation for success because of the volunteer leaders who contribute their time, talent, and energy to help lead us in times of change or challenge,” said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director for the Kelowna International Airport and Chair of the ACI-NA Board of Directors. “I am confident Alexis will carry on that tradition in this moment as we continue to focus on resiliency and innovation. I look forward to working alongside her to advance key North American airport priorities in 2023 and beyond.”

ACI-NA Board of Directors
Justin Erbacci, CEO of Los Angeles World Airports, Alexis Higgins, CEO of the Tulsa Airports Improvement Trust, Myron Keehn, President and CEO of the Edmonton Regional Airports Authority, Tory Richardson, President and CEO of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority, Ricky Smith, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Aviation Administration, Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, Patrick Wilson, President of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, Lesa Seibert, Commissioner for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, and Brian Reed, Aviation Development Director for Burns & McDonnell, were elected to serve on the ACI-NA Board of Directors.

About ACI-NA
Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute $35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at