Judy Ross has been promoted to assistant director of aviation for Norman Y. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) after having served as interim assistant director of aviation since 2017. Ross also served as deputy director of aviation planning and development from 2015 to 2017. In these positions, Ross managed the administrative functions of the airport director’s office and the five airport divisions: operations, facilities and engineering, finance, planning and development, and business development.
Ross joined SJC in 2015 and since then has helped lead the design and construction of numerous capital improvement projects totaling more than $50 million. These projects include the modernization and expansion of the International Arrivals Building, updates to airport security measures and the addition of an automated exit lane system for travelers in Terminal B.
Before coming to SLC, Ross was deputy aviation director at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) for seven years. She earned a master’s degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
“I have enjoyed the opportunity to work in partnership with City of San José elected and department leaders, our airport commission and community, and our airport tenants, travelers and the SJC team to upgrade our facilities,” says Ross. “I am proud of the outcome of our combined efforts to offer modern facilities that meet the needs of our growing number of travelers and for which our community can be proud of. … I am excited to continue this positive momentum with our many partners and to support the airport team as we continue to connect, serve and inspire our customers and each other to transform how Silicon Valley travels.”