The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority announced that Frank R. Miller, A.A.E., has accepted an offer from TBI Airport Management, Inc. (TBI), the Airport Authority’s management firm, to oversee day-to-day operations as the executive director of the Hollywood Burbank Airport. TBI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airports Worldwide. The Airport Authority Commission was scheduled to consider an official appointment on Aug. 15. Miller will assume the role of executive director on Sept. 6.
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, as well as having successfully directed multiple major airport capital development programs.
“Frank’s strong background in the airport industry, along with his excellent reputation for
performance and community involvement, make him eminently qualified to pick up the torch at the Hollywood Burbank Airport,” said Larry Gouldthorpe, president, TBI U.S. Operations. “We appreciate the leadership of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority in the selection process.”
Prior to his employment with TBI, Miller served six years as the aviation director for the San Antonio Airport System in San Antonio, Texas overseeing the day-to-day operations at the San Antonio International Airport and Stinson Municipal Airport. In 2010, the San Antonio International Airport saw the completion of a $500 million, 250,000-square-foot new Terminal B, replacing the outdated Terminal 2.
Miller also served 22 years as the airport director for the Pensacola Regional Airport in Pensacola, Florida. During his tenure, he developed a private-public financing construction program for a 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.
Prior to his tenure in Florida, Miller served as the airport manager for the Walker Field Airport Authority in Grand Junction, Colorado, as well as the airport manager for the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska.
“Frank’s wealth of experience and aviation knowledge is important for the direction of this Airport, especially with the prospect of a replacement terminal,” said Airport Authority President Bill Wiggins.
Airport Authority Commissioner Frank Quintero said, “The Airport Authority Commission unanimously believes that Frank Miller is the best executive director candidate to lead the Hollywood Burbank Airport into the future.”
Miller received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His notable professional memberships and affiliations include: accreditation by and membership in the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE); and various leadership positions with Airports Council International (ACI) boards, including ACI North American chairman, first vice chairman, and second vice chairman, and member of the ACI World governing board and executive committee.