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Chief Financial Officer
Houston Airport System
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Matt Townsend is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Houston Airport System. As CFO, Townsend works closely with the various HAS departments to ensure the overall financial health of the Houston Airport System. He plays a leading role in driving HAS’s “Fund the Future” priority, as he helps HAS leadership team establish budgetary priorities and maintain fiscal discipline.
Townsend joins the Houston Airport System after serving more than eight years as an Associate Director for Leigh Fisher Associates, a global management consulting firm with specific expertise in advising aviation-related operations. In that role, Townsend carried out financial, economic and operational analyses for a number of airport clients, including the Houston Airport System. As a result, Townsend brings with him both a wealth of overall industry knowledge, as well as specific insight into the capabilities, challenges and opportunities associated with the HAS operation. Townsend also provided long range financial models and projections for four of the five busiest airports operating within the United States.
Townsend is a graduate of Texas Christian University.