Steven Baldwin Associates has announced the selection of Deven Judd, A.A.E., IAP, PMP as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) in Greer, South Carolina. The Airport is owned and operated by Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District.
Judd has served as the Director, Concessions Development for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) in D.C. since 2016 while also serving as acting Vice President, Marketing & Consumer Strategy from 2021 to May 2022. Prior to his work with MWAA, Judd held the positions of Concessions Business Development Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Project Consultant for Jacobsen/Daniels Associates, and Business Development & Properties Administrator for Jacksonville Aviation Authority in Florida.
Judd is an industry professional with over 20 years airport executive leadership experience and during his career has developed and led a wide variety of revenue initiatives as well as successfully managed concessions programs generating over $100M in annual revenues. Deven has a B.S. in Aviation Management from Hampton University as well as an MBA from the University of North Florida. Deven is also an Accredited Airport Executive (A.A.E.), an International Airport Professional (IAP), and a Project Management Professional (PMP).
Judd is responsible for the strategic direction of the customer and concessions departments of the Reagan National and Dulles International Airports, which generate over $107M in revenues. Deven has extensive experience in revenue forecasting, contract administration, lease/contract negotiations, capital improvement planning, and land acquisitions.
Regarding his new appointment, Judd stated, “I am honored and excited to join the award-winning team at the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District and I look forward to meeting and working with all of the tenants, stakeholders, and partners to the Airport and region. I am looking forward to contributing to the continued growth of the Airport and exceeding the expectation of the District.”
President and CEO, David Edwards, stated, “I am extremely excited to have Deven join the GSP Team. His past experience in multiple areas of airport commercial business will be a tremendous asset for the District. His passion for the industry is evident and it will continue to serve him well as the District looks to take our commercial business programs to the next level. Deven’s involvement as a leader at the industry level through several of our association groups is terrific. His peers in the industry hold him in high regard. I am truly looking forward to having Deven begin the next chapter of his career here with us.”