Brian is the Chief Innovation Officer for the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, a 30 year veteran in aviation, and a graduate from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. From his flight instructor and commercial pilot certifications to his executive roles in the airline industry and CVG Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the U.S., Brian has the experience and passion for bringing about advancements to aviation and beyond. He is a persuasive speaker for diverse industries and media, sharing a narrative of how visionary leadership through innovation supports a culture of collaboration, drives successive sustainable wins, and grows strategic value throughout business life cycles and personal growth. These elements have helped position CVG on the forefront as an award-winning airport, known for its delivery on brand promises and future-forward technology that is consistently noted as industry firsts. Skytrax has named CVG “Best Airport in North America” eight of the last ten years. Brian's community outreach is to connect the start-up ecosystem to universities and established businesses while leveraging CVG as a living laboratory that serves as a catalyst to transform the region, industry, and beyond.