MSCAA appoints new directors of IT and maintenance

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) has announced the promotions of David Ritter to Director of Information Technology and Zach Shaw to Director of Maintenance.

Ritter has been employed by MSCAA since 2013 and has served as Chief Information Officer since 2014. He has over 40 years of experience in IT, including network engineering and consulting. In his new role, he will oversee MSCAA’s IT department, identify technology needs, make recommendations, assess and ensure cybersecurity, and update and maintain the company’s IT and communications software and hardware infrastructure. Ritter is certified by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as an Airport Certified Employee (ACE) and as a Certified Member (CM). An active leader in the computer industry, Ritter currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). He will report to Vice President of Finance, Forrest Artz.

Shaw joined MSCAA in 2014 and has served as Director of Planning since May 2019. He has over 11 years of engineering experience and recently led MSCAA’s efforts in updating its master plan. Shaw graduated from the University of Memphis, Herff College of Engineering with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is also a Chartered Professional Engineer (EP) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Shaw is also certified by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) as an Airport Certified Employee (ACE) and Certified Member (CM). As Director of Maintenance, Shaw is responsible for directing and overseeing the maintenance function of Memphis International Airport, including the upkeep, repair and upkeep of structures and infrastructure at owned properties. at the airport, landside, airside and terminals as well as utilities, pavement, roads and grounds. He will report to Vice President of Operations Terry Blue.

“Our two new directors have extensive industry experience and, more importantly, a track record of outstanding performance at the MSCAA,” said Scott Brockman, President and CEO of the MSCAA. “David and Zach both bring impressive skills to our leadership team, and their contributions will be critical to the future of MSCAA and MEM.”

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