Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority selected Frank R. Miller, as Executive Director of the Hollywood Burbank Airport in September 2016. Mr. Miller possesses a wealth of industry experience, having spent 33 years as an Aviation Director with profit and loss responsibility for airports of increasing size and operational complexity, including successfully directing multiple major airport capital development programs.
He served six years as Aviation Director for San Antonio Airport System in Texas, overseeing operations at San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport. In 2010, San Antonio International Airport completed a $500 million, 250,000-square-foot new Terminal B, replacing the outdated Terminal 2. He served 22 years as Airport Director at Pensacola Regional Airport in Florida where he developed a private-public financing construction program for the new air traffic control tower, which was completed with no airport or city funds. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration uses this model for its construction-leaseback program. He served as Airport Manager for Walker Field Airport Authority in Grand Junction, Colorado, and for the City of Juneau in Alaska.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington.
Bryant L. Francis became Director of Aviation at the Port of Oakland March 31, 2016. He leads a staff of more than 200 people responsible for the management of Oakland International Airport. The airport is the second-busiest in the San Francisco Bay Area and No. 1 in air cargo. Aviation is one of three principal business lines at the Port of Oakland along with Commercial Real Estate and Maritime. Mr. Francis is a 20-year veteran in aviation management. Before joining the Port of Oakland, he was the Airport Director in Long Beach, Ca. He was previously Director of Airports in Shreveport, La. He also served in executive capacities at airports in Boise, Detroit and Palm Springs, and began his career in Atlanta. Mr. Francis is a member of the Airports Council International - North America Board of Directors and is also the American Association of Airport Executives Diversity Committee Chair. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fl. Mr. Francis is a member of the Port of Oakland senior management team.
As Director of Aviation, Mr. Meikle is the Chief Executive Officer for the aviation system in Fresno, California. This includes Fresno Yosemite International (FAT) and Fresno Chandler Executive (FCH) airports. FAT is a small hub airport served by 10 branded airlines including two international carriers. FAT topped 1,443,000 total passengers in 2014 and has enjoyed over 19% growth since 2010. FCH is the largest general aviation airport in the central San Joaquin Valley of California and serves as a reliever to FAT.
Mr. Meikle has served Fresno airports for 13 years. Over that time FAT has enjoyed record growth since the recession, the initiation and sustained growth of international air service, implementation of a facility-wide airline shared use platform, and $250 million of Capital work including facility modernization, a consolidated rental car facility, runways and taxiways, and an on-going residential noise mitigation program.
Mr. Meikle has a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed architect. Mr. Meikle is also an instrument rated pilot and has been flying for 28 years.