TEDx Taps PIT CEO on Sparking Ideas, Embracing Possibilities, Catalyzing Impact

Christina Cassotis explains success via ‘Pittsburgh Playbook’ in bringing innovation to an airport

By BlueSkyStaff

Published January 29, 2024

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How do you turn a de-hubbed midsize airport in Western Pennsylvania into an internationally recognized leader in the aviation industry? And what can other organizations learn from Pittsburgh International Airport’s dramatic turnaround?

Christina Cassotis can tell you.

The CEO of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which operates PIT, recently gave a TEDx talk about her arrival in Pittsburgh in 2015, her vision for an airport job she was told by everyone to turn down, and what steps she and the ACAA team took to make PIT a global leader – not just in aviation, but in sustainability, innovation and inclusivity, as well.

Watch the video below.


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