Administration

About the Airport Authority

TRI is governed by a 12-person Authority appointed by the cities of Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City, TN, and Bristol, VA; Washington and Sullivan Counties, TN. Airport Authority Board meetings are held bi-monthly or scheduled as needed. The Airport Authority Board currently has five standing committees: Administration and Operations, Airfield Development, Executive, Foreign Trade Zone and Marketing.

Mission

To support economic growth by providing the best available facilities and services for passengers, air cargo, corporate, and general aviation.

Vision

To be a premier air transportation center and a catalyst for economic growth.

TCAA Members

Airport Authority Officers

  • William “Bill” Sorah
    Chairman
    represents Bristol, TN
  • J. Parker Smith
    Vice-Chairman
    represents Kingsport, TN
  • Randall Eads
    Secretary/Treasurer
    represents Bristol, VA
  • Lewis Wexler
    Assistant Secretary/Treasurer,
    represents Washington County, TN

Airport Authority Members

  • Cathy Ball
    represents Johnson City, TN
  • Todd Hensley
    represents Washington County, TN
  • Kenneth Huffine
    represents Washington County, TN
  • Mark Ireson
    represents Sullivan County, TN
  • Dan Mahoney
    represents Johnson City, TN
  • Ken Maness
    represents Kingsport, TN
  • Jon Smith
    represents Johnson City, TN
  • Richard Venable
    represents Sullivan County, TN
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