Bradley D. Penrod
Bradley Penrod is executive director and chief executive officer of the Allegheny County Airport Authority, which includes responsibility for the direction of Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport. Prior to assuming that position in 2007, he was the chief operating officer for the Allegheny County Airport Authority for eight years.
Mr. Penrod has been involved with civil and military aviation for more than 25 years. He has published articles on airport construction, winter operations, and noise abatement programs in airport publications and national trade magazines, and has participated as a speaker/moderator on industry panels addressing airfield deicing, airfield construction, and airfield incursion safety programs, environmental improvements, emergency planning, incident command, aircraft rescue and firefighting and staff training/development. He is a member of the ACI-NA Government Affairs Committee and ACI-NA Board of Directors, and is a member of the AAAE Policy Review Committee. He recently participated as a member of the U.S. Department of Transportation Task Force on Irregular Operations and represented airports on the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) on airport firefighting issues.
Mr. Penrod holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a master’s degree from Duquesne University; he is an FAA-licensed private pilot, and has served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is a past president of the Northeast Chapter of the American Association of Airport Executives.