Terry Blue has been named vice-president of operations for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA). He replaces former vice-president John Greaud, who retired from MSCAA after 25 years in January 2015. Blue will start on April 27th.
Blue most recently served as the deputy airport director for General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a position he maintained since 2008. Blue was one of 49 candidates for the MSCAA position.
Blue has 18 years of experience in the airport industry. Before holding his last position in Wisconsin, he worked as an aviation operations manager at the Denver International Airport. Blue is also a licensed private pilot.
“We are excited to add Terry Blue to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority team,” said Scott Brockman, MSCAA President and CEO. “During this process we interviewed a number of internal external candidates, each of whom brought a unique combination of experience and qualifications. In the end, Terry’s breadth of leadership skills and industry experience made him the best candidate for this position.”
Blue's hire comes at a time of shake-up for the airport authority. Earlier this week, MSCAA Board President Jack Sammons announced plans to leave the airport authority to work as the city's chief administration officer, but that will depend on whether or not the Memphis City Council approves the hire later this month.