Sylvester Turner
City of Houston

Mayor Sylvester Turner was elected Mayor of Houston on December 12, 2015, to serve a four year term beginning January 4, 2016.

Sylvester Turner was born and raised in the Acres Homes community in northwest Houston. His parents moved to Acres Homes in 1954, the year Sylvester was born.

Mario C. Diaz
Director of Aviation
Houston Airports

Diaz is responsible for the overall management of the Houston Airport System’s three aviation facilities: George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) and Ellington Airport (EFD). He is one of the industry’s leading authorities in the study of future developments in commercial aviation.

Jim Szczesniak
Chief Operating Officer
Houston Airports

Jim Szczesniak is the Chief Operating Officer for the Houston Airport System (HAS). Jim has more than two decades of management experience in both the public and private sector. 

He is responsible for:

Saba Abashawl
Chief External Affairs Officer
Houston Airports

As Deputy Director for Houston Airports, Saba manages the External Affairs division for Global Industry Relations and Government Affairs. She leads a variety of Business Development initiatives that together, provide a vital support network for new and expanded air service in Houston. This means a greater level of connectivity for millions of Houstonians, fueling economic growth.

Francisco Cuellar
Chief Commercial Officer
Houston Airports

With a career in the aviation industry spanning more than 20 years, Francisco Cuellar has participated in airport bids in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Mexico. Some bids involved forming a consortium to invest in large infrastructure investments ranging from $100 million to $2.5 billion.

Gary High
Chief Development Officer

Please join the Houston Airport System (HAS) and the Infrastructure Division in congratulating Gary High on being named Chief Development Officer for the HAS Infrastructure Division. He will be reporting to Director of Aviation Mario Diaz.

As Chief Development Officer, High is responsible for: 

Jocelyn Labove
Chief Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer
Houston Airport System

Jocelyn Labove is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance Officer for the Aviation Risk and Regulatory Compliance division.

This division is responsible for:

Arturo Machuca
Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport

As the Director of Ellington Airport and Houston Spaceport, Arturo Machuca is a tireless advocate of commercial space and a dedicated leader in the aerospace and aviation community. His efforts and leadership have been crucial to the rapid growth of the Houston Spaceport over the past seven years.

Liliana Rambo, CM, CAPP
Chief Terminal Management Officer
Houston Airports

Liliana Rambo, CM, CAPP, is the Houston Airport System’s (HAS) Chief Terminal Management Officer.

As HAS' Chief Terminal Management Officer, Rambo is responsible for the overall passenger experience of George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) by focusing on:

Clint Stephen
Chief Financial Officer

Clint Stephen is responsible for monitoring the overall financial health of the Houston Airport System. Mr. Stephens provides financial leadership by working with the Executive Management Team to establish long-range financial goals, strategies, and plans while also ensuring that short-term funding needs are met.

Molly Waits
Chief Marketing, Air Service Development and Communications Officer
Houston Airports

Molly Waits leads Houston Airports' Marketing, Air Service Development and Communications, MAC, division. She's a passionate aviation professional with 22 years in the industry, including 16 years with Houston Airports.  With a track record of proven success, Waits brings a collaborative and cohesive management approach to her role in leading the division.