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Alumni News: TSU Graduate Perry J. Miller named Hobby Airport General

Houston Airport System 
November 2, 2010

The Houston Airport System announces Perry J. Miller, A.A.E. as the new general manager for William P. Hobby Airport (HOU). Miller was appointed by Mario C. Diaz, director of aviation for the city of Houston.

“Perry Miller demonstrates a strong commitment to delivering outstanding customer service for the Houston Airport System,” says Diaz. “Perry continues to share his knowledge as a mentor to those who serve on his team. I am very excited to promote within our airport system. Perry offers expertise that will strengthen our mission to exceed our passengers expectations.”

He oversees the daily operations of the facility and the development and implementation of policies and procedures. Miller will coordinate the preparation and monitoring of the Hobby Airport budget and expenditures.

“The Houston Airport System is a place where the sky’s the limit,” says Miller. “I started as a management intern from Texas Southern University, now I will help lead an airport with one of the best reputations in customer service in the world.”

Miller joined the Houston Airport System in 1991 and quickly climbed the ranks. Prior to his current position, Miller was the acting senior airport manager for George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH).

He held a wide range of positions including assistant director of maintenance, where he commanded a team of hundreds that anticipated the needs of passengers, pilots, flight attendants, visitors and personnel associated with the 19 domestic and international air carriers that operate at IAH. Miller also served as general manager for Ellington Airport, senior superintendent, airport properties representative, airport supervisor, airport business development coordinator and management analyst. Miller’s interest in aviation began as a child when his uncle took him to his first air show at Ellington Field.

“After that show, building model airplanes and flying remote-controlled planes became my hobby,” says Miller. “Now, I ensure that the Hobby airfield is safe for all planes to operate.”

During his 20 year aviation career he has become an accredited executive of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAE). Miller obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Airway Science-Management from Texas Southern University in 1990. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Transportation Planning and Management. He is a graduate of Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP) and is designated as an International Airport Professional (IAP).