Posted by Michael Guymon on Jan 17, 2024
Danette Bewley is from San Diego, CA, where her passion for aviation began. Her father was a decorated Navy fighter pilot, stationed at NAS Miramar, and later became a commercial airline pilot. This upbringing fueled her interest to pursue an aviation-related career path. Her airport management career began in 1989 and has spanned 34 years. Her career has taken her to Port of San Diego and San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, Jacksonville International Airport for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, operator of Reno-Tahoe International Airport and Reno Stead Airport, and the Tucson Airport Authority, operator of Tucson International Airport and Ryan Airfield.
In Tucson, she served in multiple roles, including Director of Operations, Senior Director of Operations and Maintenance, Vice President of Operations and Projects/COO, and Vice President of Operations/COO, and Interim President/CEO. She became the President/CEO in 2019.
She holds Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Aviation Management (National University), Master of Arts in Management (National University) and a Master of Public Administration (National University). In addition, Bewley is an Accredited Airport Executive, Certified Airport Executive and private pilot.