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IAI - Board of Directors

Devon Tiner, P.E.

Devon is the Assistant Director of Building Standards for Houston Airport System (HAS). He brings more than 16 years of airport construction and engineering experience to HAS.


Devon manage all activities of the design section and develop professional team members. He is also  responsible for developing and maintaining design standards, leading design in all engineering disciplines

and completing the design phase of projects within budget and schedule while maintaining the required quality and safety standards.

Devon is an experienced Senior Project Manager and Professional Engineer with cross discipline proficiency in Civil and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP) Capital Improvement Projects and has competence in airport engineering, infrastructure management, project management and team leadership.

Previously, Devon served in various roles design, project management and contract approval roles at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Prior to DFW, Devon served in the US Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist where he setup Forward Area Refueling Points (FARPs) for helicopter squadrons.

Devon received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. He holds a license as a Professional Engineer in Texas and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). He is also a member of the Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society, and has been an active member of the Fort Worth Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) since 2000.  His roles in ASCE have included various committee chairs and officer positions, and he served as the Branch President in 2013.

Devon and his wife relocated to Houston from Roanoke, Texas with their three sons. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family and volunteering with the Cub Scouts.

Houston Airport System

The Houston Airport System provides a safe and dynamic air services network that fosters economic vitality for the transportation industry and the greater Houston region.

The Houston Airport System strives to ensure that its employment, services, and facilities are accessible to the public, customers, and travelers.

To bring air service to Houston's population of more than 6 million, the Houston Airport System has three facilities; George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Airport. The three-airport system served more than 50 million passengers in 2012, including more than 8.7 million international travelers.

Together our airports form one of North America's largest public airport systems and position Houston as the international passenger and cargo gateway to the south central United States and a primary gateway to Latin America.

In 1937, as Houston began its ascent to become the energy capital of the world, the city acquired the site of its first major airport, William P. Hobby Airport. As Houston continued to grow so did the Houston Airport System, by adding new airports - George Bush Intercontinental Airport/Houston in 1969, and Ellington Airport in 1984, and expanding and tailoring services to fulfill a wide range of customer needs.

Our airports have advanced and highly technical weather, navigational and landing aids to ensure safe and on-time flight operations in all weather conditions.

No customer is too big, or too small, for the Houston Airport System. Our airfields handle any type of aircraft, even those as large as the Antonov 225 on runways that extend up to 12,000 feet, and we will be able to accommodate any aircraft produced for commercial use far into the foreseeable future.

Landing on our airfields are jumbo jets, home built aircraft, luxurious corporate jets, crop dusters and seemingly every model of airplane in between. Customers operating these aircraft vary from commercial passenger, air cargo and commuter carriers; corporate and general aviation; and the Armed Forces; to NASA and aerospace related businesses. Most importantly all of our flying customers, regardless of the size of their fleets, have access to the same high quality, specialized aviation services found throughout the Houston Airport System.

It is uncommon to find such progressive corporate strategies as diversification, market specialization and personalized customer service inherent in the management of a publicly owned agency. But the City of Houston Department of Aviation, which operates and maintains the Houston Airport System, is an exception to the rule amongst the public sector, choosing to apply these private sector business philosophies as core values to managing publicly owned airports.

While the airports represent a significant contribution to Houston and the surrounding communities' economies, they do not burden the local tax base to pay for operations, maintenance or capital improvements. Rather the system accomplishes financial self-sufficiency by deriving income from fees, rentals, and other charges. Surpluses generated are reinvested into capital development and bond retirement. At the same time according to a 2003 economic impact study these airports support over 151,000 regional jobs and contribute over $24 billion to the local economy.


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