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Jim Crites

James M. Crites

James M. Crites
Executive Vice President - Operations
D/FW International Airport


M.S. Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.
B.S. Business Administration, University of Illinois

Jim Crites worked in several key management positions at American Airlines, including managing director, Airport Services and managing director, Financial Planning, before joining the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in 1995 as the Director of Planning and Marketing Research. He provided key leadership in planning and support for development of facilities and the assessment of new business opportunities as part of the recently-completed and highly-regarded Airport Development Plan.

Mr. Crites currently serves as the chairman of the Transportation Research Board Aviation Group. He also serves as a member of the Airports Council International - North America Technical and Operations Committee and the board for the City of Fort Worth Sister Cities International.