SLC Mayor selects Bill Wyatt to lead Department of Airports

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Bill Wyatt as her choice for the Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

Wyatt is lauded as an airline industry and logistics expert.

The mayor’s office says he has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, most notably in his role as CEO of the Port of Portland. For the past 17 years, Bill oversaw the logistics of day-to-day operations of all Port activities as a customer-focused leader. He handled $2 billion in capital construction projects, managed a $330 million annual operating budget, developed a workforce of 800 employees, and maintained excellent relationships with many stakeholders, including elected officials, community partners, Delta, TSA, and more.

“As the Salt Lake City International Airport undergoes the largest construction expansion in its history, it is critical that we have an individual at the table with extensive management and logistics experience,” said Mayor Biskupski. “I am confident that Bill’s expertise and knowledge will lead us well as we enter into an exciting new chapter of operations.”

The appointment is subject to approval by the City Council.

The Department of Airports oversees three airports, including Salt Lake City International Airport, South Valley Regional Airport in West Jordan, and Tooele Valley Airport in Erda, Utah.


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