|City of Phoenix Selects Chad Makovsky as Next Director of Aviation Services||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/1642||City Manager||12/1/2020 10:00:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1642/Newsroom_CMO_0004.jpg||City of Phoenix Selects Chad Makovsky as Next Director of Aviation Services||<div class="ExternalClassA2F20605E30A41B7935526DBF10F7880"><html>
<p>Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher today announced that Chad Makovsky will be the next Director of Aviation Services for the city of Phoenix, concluding a competitive, nationwide hiring process. Aviation Services in Phoenix includes executive leadership of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Phoenix Deer Valley Airport (DVT), and Phoenix Goodyear Airport (GYR). </p>
Chad has served as Executive Vice President – Operations for Dallas-Fort Worth Internationa
l Airport since March 2017. Prior to this, he was an Assistant Aviation Director for the Phoenix Aviation Department, responsible for oversight, leadership and planning of operations, safety, design and construction, and facilities at Phoenix Sky Harbor, Phoenix Deer Valley and Phoenix Goodyear airports. Chad has nearly 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including leadership positions at Hollywood Burbank Airport and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, in addition to DFW and Phoenix. Chad holds a bachelor's degree in aviation operations and management from St. Cloud (MN) State University, and a master of
business administration from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business.
<p> “Chad brings remarkable airport leadership experience, combined with a deep understanding of Phoenix city government and the operations of our three airports. He represents a bright future for effective collaboration between the Aviation Department and the city's airports, employees, business partners, surrounding neighborhoods and the larger community. Chad is the complete package, including his commitment to public service, business acumen and relationship-building talents," said Ed Zuercher, Phoenix City Manager.</p>
<p> “Between the moving of cargo and support operations to the north side of the airport, the completion of the Phoenix Sky Train and the expansion of the National Guard's footprint on the south side, there is a lot happening at Sky Harbor and throughout our airport system," said Mayor Kate Gallego. “Chad's deep experience in Phoenix and nationally will be immensely valuable in bringing those projects to completion." </p>
<p> “Chad is an accomplished leader with broad aviation experience who brings expertise in operations, strategic planning, capital improvement, business and economic development. He is a seasoned professional with an outstanding track record at Phoenix Sky Harbor; his return to the airport will seamlessly navigate us into the future," said Councilwoman Thelda Williams, chair, Transportation, Infrastructure and Innovation Subcommittee.</p>
<p> “The Phoenix system of airports continues to be exceptionally well run as evidenced by the Wall Street Journal's recent recognition of Sky Harbor as best large airport in the U.S., and other recent awards. I am thrilled to be given the opportunity rejoin the Phoenix leadership team, and to again work alongside an extraordinarily dedicated team of industry professionals. I remain committed to ensuring the Phoenix system of airports provide world class services and amenities to our customers while reflecting the values of the community we serve," said Chad Makovsky. </p>
Chad will assume the director role in Phoenix on March 29, 2021, after completing his
commitments to DFW. Interim Director of Aviation Services Charlene Reynolds will continue to lead the Aviation Department until that time.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,
America's Friendliest Airport®,
has an annual economic impact of more than $38 billion. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 1,200 aircraft and more than 120,000 passengers arrived at and departed from Sky Harbor every day. PHX Sky Harbor is funded with Airport revenue. No tax dollars are used to support the Airport.
|Phoenix Names Jeff Barton Deputy City Manager||https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/city-manager/1003||City Manager||2/28/2020 11:30:00 PM||https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/1003/Newsroom_Budget_001JB.jpg||Phoenix Names Jeff Barton Deputy City Manager||<div class="ExternalClassBC7F64D803EC40E7AAF64461E780CD62"><html>
<p>Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher has named Jeff Barton as the city’s newest Deputy City Manager, overseeing multiple departments and functions in the more than 14,000-employee organization. <br></p>
<p>“Jeff has a proven track record at the city of Phoenix as a leader who understands the city’s finances and operations, and the important balance between the city and the community and innovative solutions” said Zuercher. “Joining Phoenix’s top management team is an opportunity for Jeff to contribute on a wider scale, while making a significant impact on our day-to-day work for the customers of Phoenix.” <br></p>
<p>Over a 21-year career Barton has worked in a variety of roles that focused on the city’s sound financial stewardship. Most recently, Barton served as the city’s Budget & Research Director, where he was responsible for the planning, forecasting, and management of the city’s $4.4 billion operating budget and $7 billion five-year capital improvement program. Under Barton’s tenure the department implemented new five-year forecasting and modeling of expenses and revenues, to more accurately plan for future funding and address potential budgetary challenges early. Prior to that role, Barton served as a Deputy Budget & Research Director, providing guidance and support to 20 city departments and functions in developing funding plans for their current and future needs. Barton also worked as a Management Assistant and in multiple internal auditing positions.</p>
<p>“Phoenix has been my home for more than 20 years and this new opportunity is both an honor and a blessing to be able to contribute my skills and abilities at a higher level to the community and city employees,” said Barton. “I am committed to continue being a leader with integrity and resilience using a collaborative focus so all of us who call Phoenix home are proud to live and work here.”</p>
<p>The City Manager’s Office provides professional administration of the policies and objectives established by the Mayor and City Council, and provides leadership to city departments to ensure achievement of their departmental objectives and the objectives of the city government as a whole.<br></p>