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Jim Crites
Executive Vice President, Operations
Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport

James M. Crites serves as Executive Vice President for the Operations Division of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. He oversees the activities of Operations, Energy and Transportation Management, Asset Management, Airport Development and Engineering, Department of Public Safety, Planning and Environmental Affairs.

Mr. Crites joined the staff at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on October 30, 1995 to serve as the Director of Planning and Marketing Research. He has provided key leadership in planning for development of facilities, and new business opportunities throughout all aspects of the Airport.

Prior to this, Mr. Crites worked in several key management positions at American Airlines, Inc. including Managing Director, Airport Services and Managing Director, Financial Planning.

Mr. Crites graduated from the University of Illinois after earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Operations Research while attending the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

He is currently serving as a member of: the Transportation Research Board Executive Committee; the University of Texas at Arlington College of Engineering Advisory Board; the U.S. Travel Association Board of Directors; the Airports Council International – North America Technical and Operations Committee; and the Subcommittee of the RTCA NexGen Advisory Committee.

Mr. Crites is married and has two children.

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