PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh International Airport has formed an Information Technology Advisory Board comprised of local business, nonprofit and university leaders who will meet regularly to discuss the development and implementation of leading-edge technologies at the airport.

“As we modernize our terminal to meet the needs of passengers, tenants and stakeholders, we want to seek input from top leaders in the tech field,” said Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO Christina Cassotis. “Pittsburgh is a global leader in this field, and we want to make sure that is reflected here at the airport.”

The IT vision at Pittsburgh International is to deliver innovative technologies that enhance the customer experience, advance the airport and region, and attract airlines and other businesses. The IT Advisory Board is set up as forum for member partners to discuss technological advancements that can position the airport at the forefront of the aviation and technology industries.

The board held its second meeting this week. The initiative is headed by Tony Gialloroeto, Vice President of Networks and Telecommunications at the Allegheny County Airport Authority. IT Advisory Board members will act as strategic advisors for key airport technology initiatives and provide insight in conjunction with the Terminal Modernization Program over the next five years.

IT Advisory Board Members are:

  • Melissa Alsing, Chief Information Officer, Seton Hill University
  • Nick Bozovich, Vice President of Information Technology, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services
  • David Baisley, Interim Chief Information Officer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chris Carmody, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Philip Casale, Jr., Chief Information Officer, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.
    Lisa Khorey, Executive Vice President, Chief Client Delivery Officer, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
  • Mark Husnick, Chief Information Officer, Arconic Inc.
  • Ken Spangler, Senior Vice President, Information Technology, CIO FedEx Ground Systems
  • Jeffrey Szymanski, Vice President of Strategic Markets, Involta, LLC.
  • Steven Van Wyk, Executive Vice President and Head of Technology & Operations, The PNC Financial Services Group
  • Paul Yater, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, 84 Lumber Company

About Allegheny County Airport Authority:

Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region. Its 2016 Annual Report detailing growth and improved financial position can be found at flypittsburgh.com/AR16.

Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 16 carriers. During the past two years, the airport has increased its nonstop destinations more than 80 percent to include 68 airports. Air Transport World named Pittsburgh International its 2017 Airport of the Year. Travel + Leisure has again named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2017. In addition, TripAdvisor ranked Pittsburgh International Airport a Travelers’ Choice Favorite for Shopping in 2016.