TCAA Promotes David Jones to Deputy Executive Director

Blountville, TN – The Tri-Cities Airport Authority (TCAA) elected to promote David Jones to Deputy Executive Director at today’s board meeting. The promotion takes effect immediately.

“We are pleased to announce that David Jones was promoted to Deputy Executive Director at today’s meeting,” said TCAA Chairman Jon Smith. “He has the experience and expertise to maintain the high standards already in place. David has seen the airport through a number of successful projects and we are glad to recognize his contributions.”

Jones previously held the position of TCAA Director of Operations and had been in that role for more than 12 years. He came to Tri-Cities after serving 11 years as Engineering and Environmental Manager for McGhee-Tyson Airport. Jones also worked in Knoxville with Vaughn and Melton Engineers and Architects.

“The Airport is moving in a very positive direction,” said Jones. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the Authority board and staff on the progress that has been made.”

Jones was also appointed to serve as Interim Executive Director beginning November 18 until the hiring process is complete for the open TCAA Executive Director position.


Tri-Cities Airport (TRI) is a full-service commercial airport serving Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Kentucky. TRI offers non-stop flights to four hubs (Atlanta, Charlotte, Orland/Sanford, and St. Pete/Clearwater/Tampa) on Allegiant, American, and Delta. For more information about Tri-Cities Airport, visit

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