Brownsville airport names assistant director

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Christopher Hopkins (Courtesy: City of Brownsville)

Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport announced that Christopher Hopkins has been named assistant airport director.

Hopkins began his new position on Tuesday. He will manage airside, landside, security, ground transportation and terminal operations for the airport.

Hopkins brings more than 22 years of industry experience in aviation, security, business finance, contract negotiations and public safety. Most recently, he worked for Aviation Events & Consulting, a firm specializing in lease negotiations and business development of airport space.

Previously, Hopkins was vice president of Aviation and Government Services for HSS, chief business officer and chief operating officer for Falken Dynamix Corporation, and chief operating officer for Wings Over the Rockies – Exploration of Flight.

In a news release, Hopkins said he looks forward to working under City Manager Helen Ramirez’s leadership, “and with the great team at BRO to help bring a great experience to our traveling passengers. Whether it be a first experience or one of many, I would like our guests to return a pleasurable impression of the airport to their family, friends, and colleagues. I will enjoy working alongside the professionals at BRO to help align it to the next level in growth and development.”

BRO is the acronym by which the airport is known around the world in bookings and other communications.

Hopkins earned a bachelor’s degree in accountancy/criminology/international studies from the University of South Florida. He also received a bachelor’s in aviation/aerospace & airport management from Metropolitan State University. He is a certified member of the American Association of Airport Executives and is a private pilot.