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Kinsey named Chief Administrative Officer at Asheville Regional Airport

(Asheville, N.C.)

Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is pleased to announce the selection of Tina Kinsey, A.A.E., as the organization's new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Kinsey currently serves as Asheville Regional Airport’s Vice President - Marketing, PR and Air Service and leads a team of nine members. Through her servant leadership approach, strategic mindset, and communication with key stakeholders, Kinsey has brought both operational and administrative successes to AVL during her 14-year career at the airport. Prior to her work with AVL, Kinsey held the positions of Vice President - Business Development and Director of Marketing for Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard, NC). During her career in healthcare, she honed critical skills in strategic planning, business development, public relations and customer service which will serve her well in her new role.

Kinsey is an industry professional with 14 years of airport leadership experience and during her career has developed and led a wide variety of initiatives that support the mission and vision of Asheville Regional Airport. She has a Master’s in Speech Communication from Colorado State University as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration from Berry College, GA. Kinsey is also an accredited member of the American Association of Airports Executives (A.A.E.).

Regarding her new appointment, Kinsey stated, “The last fourteen years at AVL have been the joy of my career, and I am excited to enter this next phase of the journey as we continue to build the airport of our region’s future. Airport management is complex, challenging and rewarding, and I am genuinely looking forward to this leadership opportunity, and to continue to make positive impacts with one of the best professional teams in the industry.”

“I am thrilled to provide pathways for current team members to promote upward,” said Lew Bleiweis, President and CEO of the Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority. "Tina has proven her abilities during her tenure with the organization, and I look forward to working with Tina in her new role as Chief Administrative Officer."

Kinsey will assume her new role July 1, 2024.