About the airport

McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is located just 12 miles south of downtown Knoxville and is the premier air facility in East Tennessee. Each day, the airport handles commercial airline service, air cargo operations, military and general aviation. The airport is home to one fixed base operator (FBO), TAC Air. In addition to providing fuel and services to commercial carriers, the FBO also accommodates the general aviation industry which includes corporate aviation, charter flights, flight schools and people who fly as a hobby.

The direct and indirect economic impact of McGhee Tyson Airport, including payroll, local spending, transportation cost savings, capital spending and induced benefits is estimated at $1 billion annually. The jobs formed by the aviation industry are perhaps the most important direct benefit that McGhee Tyson Airport offers East Tennessee.

Approximately 2,700 people are now employed at McGhee Tyson Airport.

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Board of commissioners

Mr. Eddie Mannis

Mr. Eddie MannisChairmanPresident/Managing Partner, Prestige Cleaners/Meridian USATerm Expires: 2023

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Mr. Brian Simmons

Mr. Brian SimmonsVice ChairmanPresident, Simmons Property Group LLCTerm Expires: 2025

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Mr. Charles Harr

Mr. Charles HarrSecretaryChief Operation Officer & Investment Officer, Patriot Investment ManagementTerm Expires: 2022

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Mr. Joe Dawson

Mr. Joe DawsonAssistant SecretaryRetired Hospital AdministratorTerm Expires: 2023

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Ms. Ursula Bailey

Ms. Ursula BaileyBoard MemberAttorney, Law Office of Ursula BaileyTerm Expires: 2026

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Mrs. Julia Bentley

Mrs. Julia BentleyBoard MemberVice President, Investor Relations & Employee Communications, Vera BradleyTerm Expires: 2024

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Mrs. Maribel Koella

Mrs. Maribel KoellaBoard MemberDirector and Principal Broker, NAI KnoxvilleTerm Expires: 2021

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Mr. Jeff Smith

Mr. Jeff SmithBoard MemberDeputy Director of Operations, UT Battelle, LLC / Oak Ridge National LaboratoryTerm Expires: 2023

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Mr. Howard Vogel

Mr. Howard VogelBoard MemberPartner (Attorney)Term Expires: 2020

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MKAA Staff

Patrick Wilson, A.A.E.President
Nancy White, CPA, C.M.Vice President of Finance
James Evans, Jr., C.M.Vice President of Marketing & Air Service Development
Tom AikenDirector of Public Safety
Trevis Gardner, A.A.E.Senior Vice President of Operations
Bryan White, PE, C.M.Vice President of Engineering & Planning
Becky Huckaby, APR, Fellow PRSA, A.A.E.Vice President of Public Relations
Treva Best, CAP, OMSenior Executive Assistant
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Directory

Administration
(865) 342-3000

24-Hour
Emergency Line
(865) 342-3088

After-Hours Media Relations Line
(865) 342-3030

Badging
(865) 342-3044

Lost & Found
(865) 342-3088