Tiffany Brown of the Kansas Department of Transportation has been named acting Director of Aviation by Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King. Brown, who joined KDOT in February 2013 as the State Aviation Engineer, has also served as the agency’s Deputy Director of Aviation and managed the Kansas Airport Improvement Program. She assumes her new role April 16, replacing Jesse Romo who resigned to become Director of the Manhattan Regional Airport.
Before joining KDOT, Brown was a design engineer working on airport master plans and engineering design for Benesch, a Manhattan consulting firm. “I’m excited to lead the Division of Aviation and to continue KDOT’s role as the state aviation expert, innovator and resource for the Kansas aviation community,” she said. Brown will continue to oversee airport planning, the Kansas Airport Development Program and the Kansas Airport Improvement Program in her new position.
A native of Overland Park, Brown received an engineering degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s in business administration from Kansas State University. She is an accredited member of the American Association of Airport Executives and is working toward a commercial pilot’s license.