The City of Dallas has selected Patrick Carreno as the interim director of aviation, responsible for overseeing Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas Executive Airport, and the Dallas Vertiport. Previously, Carreno served as assistant director of operations for the city’s Department of Aviation.
Carreno’s appointment comes on the heels of former Director Mark Duebner’s retirement announcement earlier this month.
In his role as interim director, Carreno will focus on keeping customer-centric service at the forefront, recruiting and retaining an exceptional workforce, and positioning the aviation department at the top of the aviation industry.
Since joining the city of Dallas in December 2021, Carreno has overseen airport security, airside operations, and landside operations including terminal operations and passenger support, ground transportation, emergency management, transportation regulation, and the airport operations center divisions.
“Overseeing the Dallas Airport System’s security, airside ops and landside ops divisions has allowed me to experience firsthand our organization’s commitment and drive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers and partners,” said Carreno. “I could not be more excited for the opportunity to help lead the Department of Aviation through this period of transition.”
Before joining the City of Dallas, Carreno served as a vice president for Allegheny County Airport Authority where he was responsible for oversight of airport operations, field maintenance and security departments at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Carreno has also held leadership and management positions at Oakland International Airport, Stockton Metropolitan Airport, City of Denton Aviation Department, City of Fort Worth Airport System, Midland International Airport, and at Allegiant Airlines headquarters.