City of Dallas Appoints Interim Director of Aviation

This appointment comes after former director Mark Duebner’s retirement announcement earlier this month.

Patrick Carreno has been appointed interim director of aviation overseeing Dallas Love Field, Dallas Executive Airport, and the Dallas Vertiport, the City of Dallas announced this week.

Mark Duebner

The appointment comes after former director Mark Duebner’s retirement announcement earlier this month. Duebner, who served the City of Dallas for 27 years overall, led the Department of Aviation for more than 11 years. 

“Overseeing the Dallas Airport System’s Security, Airside Ops and Landside Ops divisions has allowed me to experience firsthand our organization’s commitment and drive to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our customers and partners,” Carreno said in a statement. Previously, Carreno was assistant director of operations for the aviation department.

Carreno joined the city of Dallas in 2021, and has overseen airport security, airside operations, and landside operations including terminal operations and passenger support, ground transportation, emergency management, transportation regulation, and the Airport Operations Center divisions, the city said in a statement.

Carreno will focus on keeping customer-centric service at the forefront, recruiting and retaining an exceptional workforce, and positioning the department at the top of the aviation industry, the city said.

Before joining the city of Dallas, Carreno was vice president for Allegheny County Airport Authority where he was responsible for oversight of airport operations, field maintenance, and security departments at Pittsburgh International Airport.

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