Retired Lieutenant General Tom Jones has been appointed to serve as the city’s aviation director on a temporary basis. In this role Tom will oversee the San Antonio Airport System, which includes San Antonio International Airport and Stinson municipal airport
This is not only a vital role within our organization, as the Aviation department has a $239 million operating and capital budget and 458 employees, but it also plays a crucial role within our community. The San Antonio Airport System generates over $3 billion in economic impact and is a major component of our community’s future economic growth
Tom is a 1980 graduate of the air force academy and joins the City following a number of leadership positions in the air force Most recently, Tom served as Vice Commander of all us Air Forces in Europe and, he oversaw the air force’s response to world events including the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi and the Russian invasion of the Crimean Peninsula
We are confident in Tom’s leadership and his ability to positively impact our airport system. Tom will focus on air service development, specifically attracting more nonstop flights, enhanced customer service, and managing major capital projects, like CONRAC.
Tom also graduated (1976) from John Marshall High School in San Antonio and his wife Deborah is a native of San Antonio. Tom and Deborah have two adult children, Tommy and Danielle. Please join us in welcoming tom to the city of San Antonio